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NFFF^s Celebrity Centenary Guests

Article Date: 2013-11-07

The NFFF will mark its official centenary on 11th November when their General Secretary, Denise Dodd, reads out a message of support from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as part of their national fundraising event Chip-In for Charity.

The NFFF’s Chip-In for Charity invites 100 UK fish and chip shops to donate a minimum of £100 each in a bid to raise a total of £10,000 for The Fishermen’s Mission, the charity that supports fishermen and their families. Denise will deliver the message from HRH Prince Charles and his International Sustainability Unit to highlight the need to strengthen and maintain fish stocks to ensure a sustainable future for fish and chips, and to congratulate the Federation on reaching its historic milestone.

As part of the celebrations, the NFFF’s Centenary mascot, local resident Edna Beevers, will attend NFFF head office in Leeds, where 100 fish and chip lunches will be prepared at their training school and served to 100 local pensioners from the local area for a donation of 100 pence each. Fishermen’s Mission staff will be there to describe the sometimes harrowing work of the Mission as they support fishermen and their families in times of need.

Local celebrities – including veteran England rugby league star Keith Senior, Leeds rugby league mascot Ronnie Rhino and actress and screenwriter Kay Mellor OBE – will be given the opportunity to cook their own fish and chips and to chat to the 100 pensioners as they enjoy their lunches. 



Feeling hungry, Ronnie?The mascot will be tucking                      Living legend: Keith Senior

into fish and chips


Fish and chip fan: Kay Mellor, OBE


Some shops which registered for Chip-In for Charity are broadcasting their progress on Skype and they’ll be e-mailing their photos and reports on the day to be distributed via social media and the Federation’s official website    

Denise said, “We are absolutely thrilled with the response. The NFFF’s Centenary year has been very special, and it’s a privilege to be able to read out a message from His Royal Highness Prince Charles. We are also delighted Keith Senior, Ronnie Rhino and Kay Mellor are coming along to help us celebrate our landmark, and the Fishermen’s Mission is looking forward to receiving the generous donation from all 100 participating fish and chip shops. It just goes to show that the fish and chip industry is as thriving as it’s ever been.”

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