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The Wetherby Whaler^s cancer support

Article Date: 2013-08-06

Members of staff at The Wetherby Whaler restaurant and takeaway in Pudsey are raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

David Thompson, 28, who is one of the fryers and Matthew Popple, 20, a waiter, along with colleagues donated £240 from their wages to the cancer charity.


The pair is also planning another fundraiser and will be joined by Stephen Mahoney, 21, who previously worked at The Wetherby Whaler in Pudsey, for a mammoth sponsored cycle along the route of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, covering 127 miles in 24 hours.


The Wetherby Whaler is an iconic brand throughout West Yorkshire, and stands out as a symbol of the success of fish and chips in the area. Bought by its current owners, Philip and Janine Murphy, in 1989, The Wetherby Whaler is now run with the help of a second generation, their daughters, Joanne and Caroline.


Janine Murphy, Co-owner of The Wetherby Whaler, said: “Everyone at The Wetherby Whaler in Pudsey is supporting the trio in their fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. We are really proud of David, Matthew and Steven’s efforts for such a worthy cause.”


Matthew Popple said: “We wanted to do something special for Macmillan Cancer Support as it does fantastic work throughout the country. The bike ride will be a real challenge for the three of us as none of us are experienced cyclists and have been pushing ourselves in training. We’d like to thank the staff at The Wetherby Whaler in Pudsey for their continued support.”


You can sponsor the trio online at

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