Chipping in for a good cause

Moore’s Chip Shop in Castle Douglas will be one of the 100 chippies in the UK supporting a national fundraising day as part of the National Federation of Fish Friers’ (NFFF) Chip-In for Charity event.

The NFFF, the official body representing some 10,500 UK fish and chip shops, celebrates its centenary on Monday, November 11.

To commemorate this historic event, 100 fish and chip shops around the UK have signed up to pledge a minimum of £100 towards the NFFF’s chosen charity, the Fishermen’s Mission. Each £100 donation will go towards the overall target of £10,000.

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

When Chip-In for Charity was first conceived, the NFFF was inundated with shops wishing to donate to the Fishermen’s Mission. The charity, which provides relief and support for fishermen and their families, is delighted with the support Moore’s Chip Shop and other fish and chip shops have given to their cause.

Some shops which registered for Chip-In for Charity will broadcast their progress on Skype and they’ll be emailing photos and reports on the day to be distributed via social media.