Deep Blue Fish and Chips is marking its recent move into Yorkshire by sending two families on dream holidays to Disney World Florida.
The chain, which has shops predominately in the South and South East of England, has taken over seven shops in the county, including three belonging to Harpers and one trading as Scott’s Fish & Chips.
Keen to build strong community links in the area, the chain is asking customers to vote in its Yorkshire stores for what makes them proud to be Yorkshire with options including Ed Sheeran, Yorkshire Puddings and Wensleydale Cheese. Customers can also put their own suggestions forward with many already citing the people, the smiles, the dales and the kindness.
While one lucky family will be chosen from entries handed in at Deep Blue, Harpers or Scott’s Fish and Chip Shops, the second holiday has been donated to a local family whose 11-year old daughter Jessie suffers from cerebral palsy.
Simon, the founder of the Yorkshire Children’s Trust, a local charity who helped Deep Blue select the family, said: “Jessie and her family were one of the first we helped after setting up the charity and we could think of none more deserving than her to receive this incredible donation.”
James Low, owner of Deep Blue Fish and Chips, sees this as the first initiative of many in an attempt to help local groups and charities. He comments: We are delighted to be able to send Jessie and her family to Disney World and truly hope they enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. Fish and chips is a classic national dish and as such, chip shops are an important part of the high street, so we want to make sure that Deep Blue plays a positive and active in the Yorkshire community.”