Local chipper’s big donations

Local boy Brogan Mckessick, a pupil at Mill of Forest Primary School, receiving the first chip supper of the Appeal from the owner of the Square Chip Shop, Hussain
Local boy Brogan Mckessick, a pupil at Mill of Forest Primary School, receiving the first chip supper of the Appeal from the owner of the Square Chip Shop, Hussain

A local business owner has pledged money towards a charity for every community magazine voucher redeemed at his chip shop .

Hussain, who owns The Square chip shop in Stonehaven, is not only giving 10-percent off of every fish supper purchased with a voucher out of the Winter’s Edge, but he has generously committed to donating a further 10-percent to the Neo-natal Unit Charity for every voucher received.

The offer extends until the end of January 2016 when the proceeds will be calculated and Hussain will hand over a cheque to chairperson of the charity, Kirsty Cox.

Kirsty said: “It’s fantastic that they’re doing this for us in the run up to Christmas. It’s really amazing.

“I heard just over a week ago that they were thinking of doing it, and then I heard a few days ago that they were planning on honouring it.”

Kirsty got involved with the Neo-natal Unit Charity three years ago, after it helped their son Kai, who was born prematurely, weighing less than 2lbs.

“Myself and another mother at the neo-natal unit both thought we should go along to one of the charity meetings to see if we could help out,” explained Kirsty.

“Now three years later I’m the chairperson and the other mother’s the secretary.”

The second edition of the community council’s magazine, the Edge, is available throughout Stonehaven, and is edited by community councillor, Phil Mills-Bishop.