Hanbury’s Famous Fish and Chips of Babbacombe raised over £800 for Rowcroft on Wednesday 16 October with a special event in aid of the charity as part of Rowcroft’s Dine at Mine campaign.
The famous fish and chip takeaway and restaurant had medium cod and chips on offer all day and then gave over 25% of the proceeds to Rowcroft Hospice. At the same time there was a silly hat competition and the best 25 silly hats were awarded a £25 Hanbury’s restaurant voucher each.
David Hanbury said “As always we had great support from our customers. Everyone seems to be very happy to support our charity days and I am extremely grateful for that. I have a fantastic team here and everyone really pulls out all the stops when we do this kind of event. It’s a lovely, friendly atmosphere and our customers seem to appreciate that.” He added “People really got into our silly hat competition too and we had all sorts of amazing creations through the doors.” David and his team all joined in the silly hat wearing and, once the frying was over, sat down to look through all the pictures of people in silly hats and pick their 25 winners.
David said “Rowcroft is an amazing place and I’m only to happy to be able to support it in this way. Local people really appreciate having such a wonderful organisation in the area and we had Rowcroft buckets for donations which will be given straight to Rowcroft and will hopefully contain lots more money.”
For the latest on the fundraising day and to see a selection of the silly hats on display have a look at the Hanbury’s Facebook page.