Fish and chip shop owners John and Karen Pearce chip in for school parties

Dorset Echo: SEASON OF GOODWILL: Children with their thank you cards SEASON OF GOODWILL: Children with their thank you cards

A FISH and chip shop has fed hundreds of people in the community this Christmas.

Alf’s Fish and Chip Shop in Weymouth donated 700 portions of sausage and chips to staff and children at Conifers Primary School and Beechcroft St Paul’s Primary School in Weymouth.

Both schools had Christmas parties on the same day, meaning that John and Karen Pearce started cooking at 4.30am. The youngsters showed their appreciation by sending in cards and wreaths and even a Christmas tree made out of ‘sausages’.

The shop also fed more than 100 pensioners from a locals’ collection pot with the extra funds donated by the shop.

Mr and Mrs Pearce donated fish and chips to pensioners at residential home Buxton House in Weymouth, to a pensioners’ lunch at Victory Hall in Chickerell and to pensioners at the Five Ways Centre.

The shop at Five Ways has raised hundreds of pounds for charity this year.

Mr Pearce said: “We couldn’t do all this without the support of the Echo and the locals who have donated money to a box on the counter.”

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5:58pm Wed 25 Dec 13

JamesYoung says...

It's been years since i last went to Alf's, but it's on my list for this year - this couple seem to do so much for the local community they deserve all the business they get.
It's been years since i last went to Alf's, but it's on my list for this year - this couple seem to do so much for the local community they deserve all the business they get. JamesYoung

10:24pm Wed 25 Dec 13

RobinofLocksley says...

They're good people.
They're good people. RobinofLocksley

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