SIA’s Biggest Ever ‘Great British Fish & Chips Supper’

1 June 2018

Friday 1st June is ‘National Fish and Chips’ day in the UK, and what better day is there to celebrate a Great British classic – whilst helping a fantastic cause at the same time.

Help us to make this Spinal Injuries Association’s biggest EVER Fish and Chips supper!

Boat-loads of our members, supporters and friends have already signed up to host a Fish and Chips supper, and we want you to get involved, by tucking in and celebrating everything SIA, whilst raising the vital funds and awareness needed to help change the lives of spinal cord injured people all around the UK!

We are also thrilled to say that for this 2018, Ronnie Murray – Chef Director at Peckham Manor Restaraunt, and previous contestant on the BBC’s ‘Great British Menu’ – has put together his very own recipe for SIA, so you can have a go at cooking his version of beer-battered fish and chips for yourselves!

You can add to our growing number of SIA Fish and Chips fanatics in one of the fun, easy ways below:

Host a fish and chip supper at home with friends and family:

Either buy dinner for family, friends and neighbours from the local chippy, try Ronnie’s recipe above, cook your own secret recipe, or generally dish up whatever tantilizes your taste-buds. Add some entertainment in the form of our fishy quiz, party games or even screen a fish-themed movie – our suggestion would be Finding Nemo instead of Jaws. Suggest that guests make a small donation (some of what they might spend on a meal out) or fill a collection box with a few spare coins, to help make a big difference for SIA – whilst having a whale of a time!

Involve your club, workplace or team mates:

Get a larger group of friends, teammates or club members involved in an event, or approach your colleagues about hosting a Fish and Chips lunch at your office. Add in some extra fundraising ideas such as a raffle or auction, turn our own fish-themed quiz into a proper quiz night, or suggest that guests come in nautical fancy dress with prizes for best-dressed. If you are the daring sort, you could even arrange a sponsored challenge – seeing colleagues compete to eat the most pickled eggs would defintely get the donations flowing!

You can also help raise awareness by showing our videos or having our literature on display – making it a fish and chip supper with a real difference!

Canvas your local eateries for support:

Why not ask your local chip shop or restaurant for support? Perhaps they could create a special dish and donate the proceeds, or ask every diner for a donation? Even putting up a poster to raise awareness, or hosting a charity tin for a week can really help raise the vital support we need! Our fundraising pack contains a ‘letter of support’ asking for people to help us exactly this way, so all we need you to do is get a foot in the door, and help us find some kind, charity-minded chippys!

We will be following all your efforts on social media too, so make sure to send in your photos and messages detailing your attemps, and we will be happy to share them with everyone else to showcase your support for SIA!

To request a fundraising pack, you can call our fundraising team on: 01908 208 541, email us, or, fill in your details in the form below.

Our pack includes everything you will need to make your evening a success, including some invitation cards, fish and chips posters, sponsorship forms, donation envelopes, balloons and much more.

New for 2018 we have also included our very own fish-themed quiz, and have also produced a raffle game for people to ‘find our chip van’: both of which can be done either in your home with friends, at work with colleagues, or at a local club or group evening.

If you can’t join us on 1st June, dont worry, as people will be holding fish and chip suppers all around the country throughout the year! To tell us about an event you are planning, or to ask for support from our team, get in touch and we will always be very happy to help you plan your very own ‘Great Big Fish and Chips Supper’ for SIA!

We don’t know about you but after reading this we are definitely going to the chippy today… hopefully we will see you there!


Request your Fish and Chips supper fundraising pack here:

Upon submitting your form a member of our fundraising team will aim to contact you and arrange for your fundraising pack to be sent out as soon as possible. However, if you have any questions or an issue arises in the meantime, please do either phone or email us and we will be very happy to help.

You can change the way SIA contacts you in the future at any time by contacting our Supporter Care Team via our online form here, or over the phone on: 01908 208 541. You can also find out more about how SIA uses your data and protects your privacy here