Boundary Fish and Chips and Linfords Traditional Fish and Chips crowned Community Champions in Mercury Business Awards 2012

Lucy Mason, manager Gerry McCann, business partner Bill Shaw, and Robyn Green at The Boundary Fish and Chips and The River Restaurant

Lucy Mason, manager Gerry McCann, business partner Bill Shaw, and Robyn Green at The Boundary Fish and Chips and The River Restaurant

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TWO Market Deeping fish and chips shops have been jointly crowned our Community Champions.

Boundary Fish and Chips, in High Street, and Linfords Traditional Fish and Chips, in Market Place, have won the Community Champions Award, as part of the Mercury Business Awards 2012.

Michael Page and Chris Shingle. of Linfords

Michael Page and Chris Shingle. of Linfords

Sponsored by Cummins Generator Technologies, the award brings together the business world and the local community, rewarding those who give up their time to help others. It is voted for by our readers.

Boundary Fish and Chip Shop has been running for more than 60 years.

The shop has raised more than £10,000 for Deepings Medical Practice from its annual charity day. It also supports local children’s charity Anna’s Hope and a number of local sports clubs and organisations.

Director William Shaw said: “It’s brilliant that we’ve won the award and it means so much to us because it’s our customers that have voted. We try to give as much as we can to the community and it’s always a big team effort by all the staff that work here.”

Linfords Traditional Fish and Chips regularly fundraises for a number of local and national causes.

At its last annual charity day, the shop raised more than £1,500 which was split between three charities.

Owner Paul Linford said: “It’s very nice to be recognised by the paper and our customers.

“It’s a community effort and only down to our customers that we can continue to support so many charities.”