FANS of fish and chips have raised over £10,000 for charity, according to the fundraising team behind the campaign.

Customers from The Golden Inn, at Delves Lane, and Blackhill Fish and Chips, both near Consett, have been helping Macmillan Cancer Support for the last five years.

The stores, owned by Kay Sandhu, have been using collection buckets and tins, hosting coffee mornings and running an online appeal.

On Sunday, for the second year running, Ms Sandhu’s son, Vinny, who also works in the Delves Lane shop, ran the Great North Run, raising more than £5,600 for the cancer charity.

Anne Hodgson, who manages the Delves Lane, said staff were grateful to their customers for their support.

She said: “Macmillan is close to our hearts. We have all been affected by cancer one way or the other and we have supported Macmillan all of the time.

“We have customers in the shop who tell us what a great support they have been when they have been in a similar situation with folks who have had cancer so we wanted to give them a boost.”