The VE Day 'fry past' in Whittlesey. Photo: Robert WindleThe VE Day 'fry past' in Whittlesey. Photo: Robert Windle
The VE Day 'fry past' in Whittlesey. Photo: Robert Windle

VE Day: Whittlesey ‘Fry Past’ sees 200 fish and chip meals delivered to elderly and vulnerable

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As the country remembered VE Day, Whittlesey had its own ‘Fry Past’, organised by the Helping Whittlesey group.

Thanks to many companies and individuals, fish and chip dinners and a VE day cake were distributed around the town and local villages to the elderly and vulnerable.

Sue Harrison of Chippy Sue’s volunteered to prepare the 208 meals and Whittlesea CC Wheelers had a team of cyclists who went far and wide to deliver the hot food, making it a resounding success.

Deborah Slator thanked again those who helped out on the day. She said: “We wanted to do something special to celebrate the day and fish and chips is typically British.

“We are grateful to our growing band of supporters who have either helped us financially or in kind and those who were able to lend a hand/bike.

“There are so many, but special mention goes not only to Sue but to McCains who are supplying us the potatoes on a ongoing basis, Whittlesey Lions, Rotary, The Roundtable, St Andrew’s Church and hall, Keelan Barnes and anonymous donations and Whittlesey Town Council who have either given or pledged money to keep us going.

“Freemans, NISA and St Andrew’s Church hall and local farmers have all done their bit as well as Tracy from the Muffin Oven with her Union Jack cake, Suzanne Gostic (chef at Sir Harry Smith Community College) and, of course, Colin Wilson.

“A special mention must go also to David Edis of Whittlesea CC Wheelers who is doing a 24 hour cycling session which is also raising valuable funds, and those top notch cyclists who delivered something special on VE Day, and finally to the Mayor of Whittlesey Cllr Julie Windle who came down to support our work.”

For more details of Helping Whittlesey, visit their Facebook page.

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