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The Bay Fish & Chips Supports Antarctic Expedition!

Article Date: 2015-10-12

The award-winning Bay Fish & Chips in Stonehaven is supporting local Aberdeenshire explorer, Charlie Paton, with vital food supplies for his imminent expedition traversing the Antarctic Continent.

Calum Richardson, owner of The Bay, is a huge advocate when it comes to supporting local people and businesses. Calum, and his team, have many causes close to their hearts and they like to give back whenever they can. The staff even put all of their tips in charity tubs, as they know every penny can really make all the difference.

Calum Richardson, Owner/Chef at The Bay Fish & Chips, said:

"When I first heard about my good friend Charlie’s expedition I knew I wanted to help in any way I could. I realised that the perfect way I could support the journey was through funding his food supplies for the 100 day expedition. I’m delighted to be in a position that I can support Charlie and I wish him every bit of luck. See you on the other side Charlie!

Charlie Paton, Explorer, said:

"I am absolutely delighted to have my long time friend Calum and The Bay supporting what I do once again. It’s no different from 100 years ago; Sir Ernest Shackleton also relied on sponsorship for exactly the same trip. An expedition such as this needs colossal funding and support, so you need to rely on sponsors who believe in what you’re doing so they can help in whichever way they can. Whether it be supporting with equipment, financial contributions or in any encouraging positive way. I’m very lucky to have several sponsors who have supported me over the years with various expeditions.

"This is by far the biggest trip I’ve done and it will be a long, hard slog. One of the things that help you to drive towards your goal is knowing that back home you have a huge support network behind you. This always makes you determined to push yourself no matter how hard times will be, and after all they did have the belief in what you were to be doing in the first place. This helps you to be determined to succeed and make them proud of you.”

Exactly 100 years on, a small band of people selected from thousands of applicants, will be led by Charlie Paton to tackle the formidable Antarctic goal that beat Sir Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton^s original goal was so ambitious that today, one century later; it has not yet been successfully achieved.

The journey will span over 1800 miles crossing the Antarctic Continent, from coast to coast. It’s estimated that the trip will take 100 days of deep-frozen isolation and gruelling physical and psychological hardship. Charlie Paton and his team begin their quest to complete Shackleton’s Unfinished Business later this month. For more information about Charlie’s Mission or to become a sponsor please visit;

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