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7th September 2023

Westbourne eatery’s free fish and chips help to raise £3k

Westbourne restaurant and takeaway Chez Fred has helped the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation raise more than £3,000 to help financially struggling cancer patients.

The family-owned business has been a supporter of the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation for the past three years, donating hundreds of fish suppers in this time.

Most recently, they served up 36 free fish and chip suppers at an event in Poole which raised £3,210.

Eve Went, co-founder of the DCCF said: “Chez Fred doesn’t shout about it, but they are absolutely wonderful supporters of our charity and we are immensely grateful to them.

“Our Fish and Chip Supper events are always very popular because the food is so great. This month’s supper which was held in Poole raised £3,210 which will be going straight to local families who really need it.

“Chez Fred also regularly donates free meal vouchers for us to give to local cancer patients in need of financial help.

“These can be a lovely treat for families who are going through a hard time and are particularly welcome at the moment, when luxuries like takeaways are out of reach for many people, including those who are unable to work because of cancer.”

Tom Capel, co-owner of Chez Fred said: “We are very proud to have helped the DCCF raise over £9000 so far through their Fish and Chip Suppers.

“We just want to the DCCF to be able to keep doing what it does – and if we can help that we’re happy!”

The Poole-based charity, which gives financial help to local people living with a cancer diagnosis, has reported large increases in patients struggling to make ends meet as a result of the ongoing cost of living crisis.

The DCCF would like to hear from more businesses and organisations willing to support the charity.