Norman Cook encourages community to ‘Chip in’ to support Martlets on National Fish and Chip Day
Martlets Ambassador, international DJ and Brighton local, Norman Cook is supporting Martlets as they launch their first ‘Chip in for Martlets’ campaign on National Fish and Chip Day on Friday 4 June 2021.
Norman is asking people to celebrate the best chippies of Brighton and Hove and coastal East Sussex, by having their favourite seaside takeaway and to also ‘chip in’ with a donation to Martlets. Fish and Chip shops from Newhaven to Portslade are lending their support with collecting tins and window displays. Martlets also has a ‘Chip in’ page on their website www.martlets.org.uk/fish-and-chip-day for people to donate the price of a takeaway to help the charity raise valuable funds.
As Ward Manager Graham Turner commented: “Across our community Martlets cares for patients with terminal illness and supports their families in their own homes and also at our specialist inpatient unit in Hove. Despite having to cope with Covid-19, the inpatient unit has a wonderful atmosphere and although we are caring for patients with life-limiting conditions we want to celebrate life and for families to cherish the time they have together in a relaxed environment.”
National Fish and Chip Day is an awareness day, now in its sixth year, run by the Neoda (National Edible Oil Distributers Association) that aims to celebrate everyone involved in creating the iconic family favourite – from fish and chip shops, to pubs, restaurants, retailers and fishers and famers. Martlets is encouraging local fish and chip shops to celebrate by signing up to support hospice care – and even asking locals to nominate their favourite fryer to get involved!
Norman Cook a.k.a Fatboy Slim commented: “I have seen first-hand the amazing work that Martlets does, and know that as a frontline healthcare provider they have had to work incredibly hard during this pandemic to care for local people. I would love people to take the opportunity this National Fish and Chip Day to celebrate our local community and everything that goes in to making this a special place to live. Enjoy some fish and chips and ‘chip in’ to donate and help the nurses at Martlets keep caring for local residents.”
For further information visit www.martlets.org.uk