Oh My Cod! It’s National Fish and Chip Day!

National Fish and Chip Day, is back for its sixth year and will take place on Friday 4th June 2021!

To celebrate we have created this fabulous video showing a day in the life of the biggest fish and chip restaurant in the UK….Papa’s.   

https://vimeo.com/558010317 

The celebration of the nation’s favourite dish will bring together everyone involved in creating this iconic British dish; from Fish & Chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers, to the fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients needed to create this family favourite.   

Please share and spread the joyous news that today is National Fish and Chip Day!
  

Despite 2020 being a year like no other, this amazing industry, who are at the centre of every community, adapted the way they operate to ensure they could continue to keep the nation fed, just as they did during two world wars.  National Fish and Chip Day 2020 saw people across the country coming together to celebrate their love of fish and chips.

 

Speaking about this year’s event, NEODA President, Gary Lewis said “National Fish and Chip Day 2020 was always going to be very different to previous years and none of us really knew what to expect.  The focus was very much on the resilience of the fish and chip sector and wow…did that shine through on the day!  We were completely bowled over by the number of shops, both those who have previously celebrated the day with us, but especially the many new shops, who got involved in any way they could.  We are delighted that so many shops, hard hit by the pandemic, embraced their special day and threw everything they had at it!   Fish and chips will remain at the centre of every community and we are delighted to be able to bring this very special awareness day to the nation again in 2021.”

 

This not-for-profit event is championed by trade organisation, The National Edible Oil Distributors Association (NEODA) who represent all the major refiners, key packers and distributors of edible oils as well as suppliers of non-oil products (such as batter mix, sausages, packaging, range manufacturers and potato preservatives) in the UK. 

 

The Fishermen’s Mission charity is a beneficiary of many fundraising events run on National Fish and Chip Day.  They say, “National Fish and Chip day is a fantastic event which brings together the very best of the industry.  Fishing continues to be the most dangerous peacetime occupation with a 1 in 14 chance of being killed at work, the funds generated through National Fish & Chip day allow the Fishermen’s Mission to continue to provide Welfare and Emergency services to our Fishermen and their families, so on behalf of the Fishermen’s Mission team, and on behalf of all our beneficiaries, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your incredible support during this event.”