Whistler’s chip shops raise £1,200 for good causes with mega £1 deal for St George’s Day

TWO chip shops raised more than £1,000 for a trio of good causes by selling food for just £1.

Friday, 26th April 2019, 9:07 pm
Updated Friday, 26th April 2019, 9:28 pm
Pictured centre, Rana Denholm, co-owner of Whistler's Fish and Chip shop, with members from Hayling Hi-5 and and the Heart of Hayling Boxing Club. Picture: Sarah Standing (230419-6925)

The promotion at Whistler’s in Westbourne and on Hayling Island saw punters tuck into a portion of sausage or cod and chips for a quid on St George’s Day, on Tuesday. 

Hundreds revelled in the price cut and donated to the Rowans Hospice, the newly-established Heart of Hayling Boxing Club and island school’s body Hayling Hi-5. 

All proceeds from the day went to the initiatives – with £300 apiece given to Hi-5 and Heart of Hayling and £591 collected for the Rowans Hospice, based in Waterlooville. 

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Pictured centre, Rana Denholm, co-owner of Whistler's Fish and Chip shop, with members from Hayling Hi-5 and and the Heart of Hayling Boxing Club. Picture: Sarah Standing (230419-6925)

Rana Denholm, co-owner of Whistler’s, said it was one of the chippy’s ‘best St George’s Days ever’ – having offered the deal for eight years. 

‘Everyone was tired but buzzing by the end of it and the atmosphere was brilliant,’ she said.

‘We hope our customers enjoyed it just as much as we did.

‘Working with Rowans Hospice, Hi-5 and Heart of Hayling Boxing Club was also real pleasure – they are run by amazing people who give meaning to it all and are the true heroes in our book.’ 

Queues outside the Whistler's branch on Hayling Island. Picture: Rana Denholm

Rana said the £1 deal will return to both Whistler’s venues next year. 

‘We’re also really grateful to our suppliers for donating some of what was sold – T Quality, Smales, FAS, Southcoast Potatoes and Treagust Butchers – their kindness and support is second to none,’ she added.