A Weymouth fish and chip shop has helped raise £200 for a local charity by donating £1 from every portion of fish and chips sold.
Fish ’n’ Fritz raised the money on behalf of The Bus Shelter Dorset by making the donation from sales on National Fish & Chip (Friday 2nd June).
Paul Hay, owner of Fish ’n’ Fritz, expressed his enthusiasm after the day, stating, “We celebrate National Fish & Chip Day each year, and given the challenges faced by local organisations in raising funds. We decided this year, for every portion of fish and chips sold on National Fish & Chip Day, Fish ’n’ Fritz would make a £1 donation to one of the charities we work with The Bus Shelter Dorset. We were thrilled to see many of our regular customers and lots of new customers too, coming in, and at one point, we even had a queue extending down Maiden Street.”
After receiving the cheque from Paul, Emily McCarron from The Bus Shelter Dorset, said: “Over the years, Paul and the customers of Fish ’n’ Fritz have consistently shown immense generosity towards The Bus Shelter. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to Paul and the Fish ’n’ Fritz customers for their impactful donation.”
The Bus Shelter Dorset initially operated from a double-decker bus and has since evolved into a static site housing 12 self-contained accommodation units.
National Fish & Chip Day is about giving fish and chips the recognition it deserves and helping to secure its position as the nation’s favourite dish.
The national event was once again being championed by trade organisation, The National Edible Oil Distributors’ Association, who represent packers and distributors of oils and fats in the UK.
NEODA President, Gary Lewis, comments, “National Fish & Chip Day has become more popular each year and in 2023 it was even bigger! It’s a celebration of the stars who work hard to bring Brits their favourite traditional takeaway. It’s a day that brings the whole industry together to celebrate and showcase the great British institution that is Fish and Chips.”
If you would like further information or to learn how to support the work of The Bus Shelter Dorset by volunteering or with a donation or supplies, please email Emily McCarron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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