Chippies prepare to chip-in for cause

Chippies in Ripley and Heanor are set to take part in a fundraising day to help the families of fishermen.

Crest of the Wave outlets in Ripley and Heanor will be among 100 shops in the UK supporting a national fundraising day as part of the National Federation of Fish Friers’ (NFFF) Chip-In for Charity event on Monday, November 11.

The NFFF, which is the official body represent 10,500 UK fish and chip shops, celebrates its centenary this week and to commemorate the stores have all signed up to pledge a minimum of £100 towards the Fishermen’s Mission.

Shops have come 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. The charity, which provides relief and support for fishermen and their families across the UK.

Chris Hirst of the Fishermen’s Mission, said: Crest of the Wave’s participation in Chip-In for Charity means that potentially £10,000 will be raised in one day.”