A NORTH-east fish and chip shop has raised more than £5,000 for a charity that helps wounded soldiers.
The Bay Fish and Chips of Stonehaven trawled up support from suppliers and staff to raise a total of £5184.75 for the Help for Heroes cause, which provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The award-winning chippy, recently crowned Scotland’s No1 chippy for the second year running, managed to persuade suppliers of its food produce, food waste collection and even its electricity to provide their services free of charge for the day in order for the chipper to donate all its takings to the worthy cause.
As well as the takings from the day, The Bay ran a raffle and gained a few prizes from some well-known names; celebrity chefs Ed Baines, Phil Vickery and Raymond Blanc all donated signed copies of their book to be raffled off to lucky winners.
The chippy received some supportive visitors on the day too to keep moral up, including members of HM forces and even celebrity chef Nick Nairn, who is a big fan of The Bay, popped in to pick himself up a supper to show his support.
Owner of The Bay, Calum Richardson, said: “The day was a great success and I was overwhelmed with the amount of support that I received. I have to say a massive thank you to staff for their hard work and for donating their time, as they donated their own salary back to the charity.”
Issued by Frasermedia Ltd on behalf of The Bay Fish and Chips