How our Fish & Chips benefit Fishermen

In July 2013, English’s of Brighton entered into a partnership with the wonderful charity The Fishermen’s Mission by adding a 50p voluntary donation to every portion of our Sussex Ale Battered Fish & Chips ordered from the menu.

Since then, we’re delighted to say that with the support of our wonderful customers, we have donated almost £18,000 to the charity.

What is The Fishermen’s Mission, and what does the money go towards?

Founded in 1881, The Fishermen’s Mission is a National charity that provides welfare and emergency support to active and retired fishermen and their families. They offer welfare services such as immediate financial assistance, and emotional support during bereavement, family breakdown or emotional difficulties.

They prevent poverty amongst retired fishermen and their families by helping with benefits and sourcing long-term grants which, in uncertain times, can be most helpful to those most in need. The Fishermen’s Mission also helps to combat loneliness and isolation by making home and hospital visits and arranging group activities.
They also provide an emergency response to injured, ill, or shipwrecked fishermen, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Rescued at sea, involved in an accident or taken ill while fishing; whatever crisis fishermen face, their port staff provide vital emergency response services to the injured and shipwrecked.

Did you know that fishing is the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the world?

As a charity, they receive no government or Lottery funding and are always looking at ways to secure financial support through grants, fundraising, and work with industry partners, which means donations via companies like English’s are vital. The Fishermen’s Mission are very proud that for every £1.00 generated, 88p goes directly to the services they provide.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this fabulous organisation in our restaurant. It’s most appreciated.

English’s of Brighton