Fish Friday fundraiser for Mission is a huge success

Zanre's manager, Sarah Geary with Steve Murray from the Fishermen's Mission
Zanre's manager, Sarah Geary with Steve Murray from the Fishermen's Mission

The recent Fish Friday event, organised annually by the Fishermen’s Mission to raise funds and encourage people to eat more fish, was a great success.

Held on Friday, June 21, it came at the end of a week that saw the largest weekly white fish landings in Peterhead since 2002.

Zanre’s Queen Street offered to put on a special ‘two fish suppers for £10’ deal, with 50 per cent of proceeds going to the Mission.

This was supported by local trawlers Harvest Hope, Ocean Harvest II, Budding Rose and Lapwing who donated the fresh haddock and processed free of charge by Sustainable Fish.

Following the event, Zanre’s changed the donation to 100 per cent with £1000 going to the Mission.

Superintendent Steve Murray said: “The response to the Fish Friday event was great and we thank all those who contributed to make it such a successful day.

“We are looking forward to doing something similar next year but hopefully we won’t have to wait a whole year before enjoying another first class fish supper, caught by our local trawlers and processed and served locally.”

A lunch special at the Mission took in £260 and just over £300 was taken in donations from customers at Zanre’s and the Mission, bringing the total for the day to £1560.