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Fish finger fans asked to join world’s biggest zoom call

Updated: Jul 2, 2020

The Fishermen’s Mission is attempting to create the world’s biggest fish finger sandwich Zoom call in a bid to raise much needed funds for the charity.

The event will take place from 12 – 1pm on Fish Friday, being celebrated this Friday (3rd July), and a £3 donation will get you in on the call hosted by BBC's Daphne Skinnard.

While taking a bite of your sarnie, you can watch live cooking demonstrations from top celebrity chefs, Nathan Outlaw and Tom Brown. Actress and friend of the charity Sophie Thompson will also be sharing her love of the dish.

The event, which is endorsed by the “Sea For Yourself” campaign from Seafish, will allow attendees to download bespoke recipe cards created by the celebrity chefs of the day and others. Fish finger sandwich fans will also be encouraged to eat more fish and support the UK’s fishing industry.

Dean Lawrence, corporate partnerships manager for the charity, said: “Fish Friday historically has seen the nation’s fishmongers and eateries come together to encourage more people to eat fish while raising funds for the charity, however due to the situation with COVID-19 we had to re-think our strategy.

“The Fishermen’s Mission spend more than 2 million pounds each year on providing our emergency and welfare services. As a result of the pandemic we have helped fishing families access grants totalling 250,000 over the last three months but have also seen a dramatic drop in our voluntary income, so a new virtual approach was needed.”

Ali Godfrey, business development director for the Fishermen’s Mission, adds: “We could never do this alone. We are indebted to our friends and supporters, other charities that contribute to our cause and to those who always are prepared to help. The Fish Finger Sandwich lunch would never happen without their help and we are thrilled with the help from our friends, chef, celebrities and everyone else who knows us!

Click here to join in.

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