Aberdeen chipper serves up free dinner for hospital patients

Staff at Woodend Hospital with some of the food delivered by Mr Chips.

It’s one of the nation’s best loved comfort foods – and an Aberdeen chipper served up a treat to a group of hospital patients when they gave them their fish suppers for free.

Big hearted staff at Mr Chips stepped up to the plate when they heard the group of elderly patients wanted fish and chips.

Staff from ward 15 at Woodend Hospital wanted to give a group of patients a treat after they had their nutrition and hydration week.

They approached the chipper on Great Western Road to ask for 24 meals which were to be provided to the patients. And, although hoping for a discount, they got more than they bargained for when the meals, which would have cost around £100, were provided at no cost.

Owner of Mr Chips Craig Thomson said he was delighted to be able to help when approached, and now wants to carry out more charitable acts after deciding to help the patients out.

He said: “A member of staff called up and said we want to do something, is there any chance we could get a discount. I just said let’s do this for nothing.

“I’m hoping to do some more stuff with them.”

And modest Craig said he has been surprised by the reaction.

He added: “I did not think it was a big deal, just a nice thing to do – and it was the right thing to do.”

The generous act has since received praise on social media.

Craig said: “It was nice of people to say thank you, that’s my take on it.”

Mr Chips has shops in both the city and Aberdeenshire, with its Portlethen shop opening in 2015.