Glasgow chip shop sells cheap suppers for charity
Criterion Fish & Chips held a fundraiser to benefit Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
A Glasgow chip shop offered food for a bargain price this week to raise funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (GCHC).
Criterion Fish & Chips on Paisley Road West sold suppers for £1 on Wednesday, 24 May, to benefit the charity, which helps fund treatment and care services at Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
Ben Tum, owner of Criterion, said that the shop is under new management, and the fundraiser helped “show [customers] how our food tastes”, as well as “raise money for kids”.
He added that GCHC was selected as many of the chip shop’s employees have children.
“It’s a great thing to do for the charity,” he said. “We all have kids… and it’s a great place to help raise funds.”
GCHC provides funding for the 160,000 babies, children and young people who are treated in Royal Hospital for Children every year.
Money raised for the charity goes towards supporting enhanced medical equipment, innovative play programmes, family support services, and new paediatric research.
To date, the charity has invested £8.8 million in the Royal Hospital for Children, following a move from the former Yorkhill hospital in June 2015 (hyperlink please).
In the 2015/2016 fundraising period, GCHC raised over £4.5 million, with £2.9 million coming from community initiatives, individual donations and corporate partnerships, such as the Criterion fundraiser.
Kirsten Sinclair, director of fundraising at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said they are “delighted” to have the support of Criterion.
“The shop is just a stone’s throw from the hospital, and it’s great to see so many people from the local area come out in support of the boys and girls treated on their doorstep.
“The money raised will help us to provide the best possible care and experience for our patients and their families, and we are incredibly grateful.”
A quick overview of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity:
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