Donations made for a worthwhile cause

The North Street Chip Shop has recently taken part in a national campaign to help raise funds for the Fisherman’s Mission.

The Forfar shop was one of 100 in the UK who joined together to support a national fundraising day as part of the National Federation of Fish Fryers’ (NFFF) ‘Chip-In for Charity’ event.

Stewart Atkinson North Street Chipper.

Stewart Atkinson North Street Chipper.

The NFFF celebrated its official Centenary on Monday, November 11, and to commemorate this historic event, 100 fish and chip shops signed up to pledge a minimum of £100 towards chosen charity, the Fishermen’s Mission.

Each generous £100 donation went towards the overall target of £10,000.

Shops came up with a variety of ways to raise the money, from selling portions of fish and chips to pensioners for 100 pence to delivering meals to residents in local sheltered accommodation.

Stuart Atkinson, owner of the North Street Chip Shop, was delighted with the reaction from customers and £130 was raised on the night.

To raise the money he offered a fish supper for a donation of £1 if customers handed over one of the specially printed coupons.

Stuart said: “It was great to take part in this event for such a great cause. And it was all a good bit of fun!”

“The Fisherman’s Mission do such great work, not only for people who have been injured at sea, but also provide pastoral care for colleagues and family.”

The Fishermen’s Mission was delighted with the support North Street Chip Shop and other fish and chip shops gave to their cause.

The Mission’s Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Manager Chris Hirst said: “From Shetland to Cornwall it was a delight to see coverage of the events happening and to learn the innovative fundraising which took place.

“It could well be that the target of £10,000 is exceeded.

“To all those shops and their staff who took part, thank you and good luck to the NFFF for another 100 years.”