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Lincoln chippy crowned fundraising champions

Burton Road Chippy in Lincoln has been named Seafarers UK ‘Fish and Chip Feast’ Fundraiser Champion at the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

The staff were commended for fundraising efforts throughout the Seafarers UK ‘Fish and Chip’ feast week in October 2013.

During the week, the Lincoln restaurant hosted a family fun day, quiz night, fancy dress day, a sponsored run and a head shave.

Burton Road Chippy raised a total of £3,881 during the week of activities.

The award was presented, among categories such as ‘Young Fish Frier of the Year’ and the ‘Marketing Innovation Award’, at a ceremony held at the Lancaster London Hotel on January 22.

Barry Bryant, Director General of Seafarers UK, said: “Every penny raised during the Fish & Chip Feast will go towards the funding of safety and education projects for fishermen, which we hope will ultimately save the lives of many fishermen around the country.

“This year’s Fish & Chip Feast campaign saw a significant increase in the number of shops participating and Burton Road Chippy went to amazing lengths to raise as much money as possible, which was just fantastic to see!”

Paul Williams, CEO of Seafish, said: “Each year we see fish and chip businesses across the UK become increasingly involved in fundraising activities, so to be able to recognise and reward Burton Road Chippy for their outstanding performance in the ‘Seafarers UK Fish & Chip Feast’ is an honour.”