Thank you for chipping in!
On Friday 4 June, National Fish and Chip Day, we invited you to celebrate the best chippies in Brighton and Hove, and surrounding areas. You enjoyed your favourite seaside takeaway and ‘chipped in’ with a donation to Martlets.
Fish and Chip shops along the coast from Newhaven to Portslade lent their support with collection tins and posters.
Thank you for all your support!
Stay tuned for details on our future plans...
“I have seen first-hand the amazing work that Martlets does. As a frontline healthcare provider they have had to work incredibly hard during this pandemic, caring for local people affected by terminal illness. I would love people to take the opportunity this National Fish and Chip Day to celebrate our local community. Let’s celebrate everything that goes into making this a special place to live.”
With thanks to the following shops who took part
27 Station Road
Bardsley's Fish and Chips
23A Baker Street
Big Beach Cafe
Eddie's Fish and Chips
78 Boundary Road
Fillets Fish and Chips
45 Lewes Road
Hove Fish Bar
173 Hangleton Way
73 St Georges Rd
Little Jack Fullers
102 St James St
Newhaven Fish Bar
18 South Road
28 Southover Street
Woodingdean Fish Bar
6 Warren Way
Why get involved?
Your support means so much to us — at Martlets we rely on community fundraising for most of our funding. Unfortunately, we had to cancel most of our events last year due to the pandemic.
‘Chip in for Martlets’ on National Fish and Chips Day and you’ll be supporting our patients and families through something we can all enjoy – the great British takeaway.
On our inpatient unit (IPU), families will often enjoy a takeaway together when they visit their loved one. It’s a small treat that can make a big difference, helping things feel a little more like home. We want to help patients and their families do what they love with the time they have left together. And that includes tucking into fish and chips!
“Before COVID, takeaways were often brought in by visiting families,” says Graham Turner, the ward manager on our IPU. “We even hosted weddings at the Hospice and encouraged families to bring their beloved pets to visit. They could enjoy family celebrations with a glass of wine (or two) and order takeaways. As things begin to open up after lockdown, we’re very happy that people can enjoy a fish and chip supper once again!”
About National Fish and Chip Day
National Fish and Chip Day is an awareness day, now in its sixth year, run by the Neoda (National Edible Oil Distributers Association). The day aims to celebrate everyone involved in creating the iconic family favourite — from fisherman to fish and chip shops. Martlets is encouraging local chippies to celebrate by signing up to support hospice care. Why not encourage your local chippy to get involved?
Fish and chips has been Britain’s favourite takeaway since the 1860s. It was one of the few foods not subject to rationing during WW2; the Government feared the dish was so embedded in the nation's culture that going without it would damage morale! Today, it’s still a firm favourite and synonymous with seaside life. Our local chippies have always provided traditional fish’n’chips and some are now offering options that are so very ‘Brighton’; deep fried halloumi, gluten-free batter and rainbow packaging!