RNLI to benefit from opening of South Parade chip shop

Jacquie Shaw of the NMRN

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ALL proceeds from the grand opening of South Parade Pier’s new fish and chip shop will be donated to the RNLI.

The charity lifeboat service is set to benefit from money raised at an event this Friday to mark the occasion.

Selling sustainable and locally-sourced fish and chips, the Boat Deck will be on the east side of the Southsea attraction.

There will be free food and drink samples, free bowling and access to the arcade.

Owain Harris is manager and joint-owner of the Boat Deck, which has been serving some food since Saturday, and said he thought the RNLI was the perfect charity for the pier to be supporting.

‘We’re both on the seafront so it makes a lot of sense,’ he said.

‘The whole idea behind the Boat Deck is to be sustainable and local, but cost the same as a regular fish and chip shop.

‘Hopefully it can become a creative space that can be used for lots of different things in the future.’