Serving up a treat for heroes

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AN award-winning fish and chip shop has served up a real treat – donating a portion of its profits to charity.

Seniors Thornton decided to donate a percentage of its takings on Wednesday to Help for Heroes as part of ongoing charitable endeavours.

The shop, on Fleetwood Road North, Thornton, has donated more than £250 to the wounded soldiers charity, raising money through food sales and encouraging customers to donate spare change.

Customers were also invited to purchase charity bands to bring up the total.

Bosses said they were delighted to help the charity to celebrate being crowned shop of the year at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2012.

Richard Horrobin, director of Seniors, said: “We were over the moon to win the award so to celebrate we are fundraising for Help for Heroes.

“We’re more than happy to fundraise like this. We have donated a percentage of profits and underpinned it with £150.

“This is the soft side of Seniors, we support local charities too so we’ll do this for a week then revert back to our chosen charities.”

Seniors’ chain of four shops in Normoss, Thornton, Lytham and Bispham regularly fundraise for Lytham Hall, Donna’s Dream House and Red Marsh School. The firm also supports RNLI and Mission to Deep Sea Fisherman.

Nine other fish and chip shops across the country, runners up in the shop of the year awards, also fundraised on the same day.