Fish & Chip shop feeds 5,000

Ocean Fisheries on Tempest Road in Beeston continued their free meals all the way through Christmas, giving out dozens of dinners to the homeless and those in need.

The takeaway has quietly given out over 5,000 free meals, year-round, each year for more than 10 years. Local business co-owner Omar Mushtaq commented:

“It’s important we all keep helping one another, especially in these difficult times – and local businesses can play such a key role in that. Our bills have doubled in the past months, but we know there are others who are more squeezed than us, so we have to keep doing our bit. This year’s going to be hard for all of us, so we need to pull together.”


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