Fish and chips for Christmas day? Chippy opens to help out charities

Sue and John Casey will be opening their fish and chip shop on Christmas day. They want charities to get in touch who need hot food delivered on the day.. (W532B447)

Sue and John Casey will be opening their fish and chip shop on Christmas day. They want charities to get in touch who need hot food delivered on the day.. (W532B447)

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A couple are opening their chip shop on Christmas Day to help people struggling in their community.

Casey’s, on Bank Street, Ossett, will welcome the elderly, the lonely and the vulnerable, and cook them a hot meal this Christmas.

Owners John and Sue Casey will also deliver food to charities helping others.

Mrs Casey said: “It is a really special time so we want to do what we can to help.

“We want charities to get in touch and we will help by giving them hot food for people who need it.

“We will also be serving mulled wine which always goes down well.”

The couple, who have run chip shops for 18 years, opened their chippy in March this year.

They previously ran Tony’s Fish Shop in Bank Street, as well as shops in Horbury and Heckmondwike.

Mrs Casey said: “People were always asking us when are we going to come back to Ossett.

“We moved away thinking the grass was greener on the other side but when the chance came to come back we jumped at it.

“We are quite well known and really enjoy helping out in the area.”

The couple regularly donate bags of chips to the Ossett Rugby Club under-12s team after games.

After opening their shop on Christmas Day, the pair plan to spend the rest of the day with their family.

Casey’s will be open from 11.30am to 1,30pm.

Any charities in need of donations should call 01924 274851.