Can you help find a local worthy cause for chip shop’s charity cash pot?

Dereham businessman Stephen Cross in the town centre. Photo: Bill Smith

Dereham businessman Stephen Cross in the town centre. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2004

The search is on to find a local worthy cause to donate more than £500 to following fundraising efforts at a mid-Norfolk chip shop.

Big Fry, on Market Place, Dereham, has been collecting money from the sale of its single-use plastic carrier bags since June last year.

Collectively 12,616 biodegradable bags have been sold and a total of 4p is donated from every 5p bag sold, with the other 1p going to the Government, making a total of around £504.

Director Stephen Cross said he was looking for recommendations of local charities, organisations, or worthy causes, in and around Dereham to donate the money to.

He said: 'If we have enough responses we would consider splitting it between two or more suggestions. We hope to do the same thing again in six months time.'


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Mr Cross hoped to announce where the money had gone by the end of February this year.

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