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National Fish and Chip Champions give back to Devon in Charity Celebration

15 March 2019  |  Promoting Seafood

The UK’s best fish and chip shop gave back to their local community with a special charity event to fundraise for the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.

Krispies, who are based in Exmouth – were announced as the overall champions of the coveted independent fish and chip takeaway category at the 2019 Fish and Chip Awards in January.

To celebrate their achievement, owners Tim and Kelly Barnes sold award winning portions of fish and chips for £3.50 on Saturday 16th March, with all proceeds going directly to the charity. 

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education will be moving to the Exmouth area in 2020 and Krispies are supporting the charity as part of an ongoing commitment by to give back to their local community.

The staff at the award winning fish and chip shop worked for free - helping Krispies to pass on even more of the fund raised for the charity. The event was a great success with the local takeaway raising £4178.97

Kelly Barnes, who has owned Krispies with her husband Tim for over 20 years, said: “Our charity day on Saturday 16th March was a great opportunity for everyone to come along and join us in celebrating Krispies becoming the UK’s number 1 fish and chip shop, with every penny going back to a cause that is close to all of our hearts”.

Products for the charity event were kindly donated by members of the fish and chip industry, including; Gadus Trawler, Williams Potatoes, J Gilbert and Son, Ceres PFI, TQuality, Kerry Foods and Friars Pride.

The £3.50 fish and chip offer was available from 12pm – and strictly while stocks last. Krispies also gave out cakes and a glass of fizz to the first one hundred customers.

Tim and Kelly Barnes celebrate Krispies national award win with special charity day

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