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Lichfield fish and chip shop owner cooks up a fundraiser for hospice

A Lichfield fish and chip shop owner has handed over a night’s profits to a local charity.

St Giles Hospice were the recipients of funds raised recently by Greenhill Fish Bar owner Loucas Trattos.

He explained why he decided to cook up the fundraising idea:

“My family and I have long been supporters of St Giles Hospice. It’s a charity that is very close to our hearts, particularly because my wife’s mother was cared for by St Giles a few years ago.

“We’re very lucky in Lichfield to have this fantastic facility right on our doorstep and I believe the whole community – especially local businesses – have a responsibility to do what they can to help the hospice.”

Proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to St Giles Hospice’s ongoing Katie’s Appeal, which aims to raise a total of £2 million to ensure that the charity’s brand new Compassus Centre in Whittington can open to its full capacity.

The first 18 beds at the facility opened in April to replace those at the hospice’s old In-Patient Unit, but further funds are required to ensure the remaining nine beds can be opened, and to pay for three years’ running costs.

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