Lincoln chippy raises £27k for local charities

Lincolnshire’s Elite Fish and Chip Company have raised a total of £27,489.42 for charity in celebration of their 25th year in business.

The money, which was raised with the help of customers and staff, will help the firm’s charities St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, LIVES, Sleaford Scouts, Kids Strut and RNLI Skegness Lifeboat.

The five charities were awarded cheques of £5,000 from owner Adrian Tweedale at the Lincoln restaurant on Tritton Road.

The remaining £2,489.42 will be awarded to charities that applied initially but were unsuccessful.

Mr Tweedale said: “As a family-run business within the Lincolnshire community we feel very proud that all the Elite customers supported our year of fundraising so passionately and the Elite staff all pulled together to raise this amazing amount of cash for the five worthy causes chosen.

“Our family feel very strongly that we not only benefit as a business from our local communities but we also can give back something in the way of  supporting each of  the chosen charities, this then allows them to provide such fantastic services for the Lincolnshire people”.

As a bonus to the five charities, each were given the option of holding their own fish and chip evening at one of the Elite restaurants of their choice.