Chef Nathan Outlaw to open first Fishermen's Mission shop in Helston

Chef Nathan Outlaw to open first Fishermen's Mission shop in Helston

Chef Nathan Outlaw to open first Fishermen's Mission shop in Helston

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Famous seafood chef Nathan Outlaw will be wading in to help launch the UK’s first ever Fishermen’s Mission charity shop in Helston today.

The shop, opening in Meneage Street at 10am, is a brand new venture for the 200 year old charity, which is supported by the Queen and a lifeline for countless fishermen whose job is described as the most dangerous outside war.

According to Julian Waring, centre manager of the mission’s Newlyn base and project manager for the opening, the charity has chosen Helston as the home of the first shop because of its special qualities.

He said: “We did lots of research with the help of Cornwall Council and discovered the location is fantastic - footfall is high, crime is low, it’s easily accessible, there is a rich history and tradition, it’s the gateway to the Lizard and there has always been great support for fishermen and the Mission from RNAS Culdrose.

“Even more importantly, lots of effort is being put into the town by the local Business Improvement Partnership and there has already been a great deal of support for the shop.”

Two Michelin starred chef Nathan Outlaw is another keen supporter of the Fishermen’s Mission. Over the years he has raised substantial sums for the Mission through campaigns and events often held at his restaurants in Rock, Port Isaac and London.

Nathan said: “It's the least I can do as, without fishermen, I would have no fish to serve my customers!

“People don't realise the dangers fishermen face every time they go out on the sea to carry out their work, nor do they realise that many are self employed so when things go wrong they rely on The Fishermen’s Mission to support them both emotionally and financially.

“The opening of The Fishermen’s Mission's first charity shop will bring a public face to the charity and hopefully, encourage more people to support this worthy cause.”

Donations are already arriving at the shop – books, clothes, toys and small items of furniture – but Julian is hoping that as well as being a channel for funds, the shop will also help to raise the profile of the charity and perhaps become a place where fishermen can meet.

Anyone with donations is asked to visit the shop at 34a Meneage Street, or contact Julian on 07917 754349 or NewlynCentrecm@fishermen’smission.org.uk.

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9:32am Sat 26 Jul 14

Helston John says...

Good luck to them, hope they do well, but as they got their info and did their research with the help from Cornwall Council, don't quite know how they assessed footfall was high! Cornwall Council obviously haven't a clue that their parking charges are keeping footfall low. Like to know which Cllr or officer told them that footfall was high.
Good luck to them, hope they do well, but as they got their info and did their research with the help from Cornwall Council, don't quite know how they assessed footfall was high! Cornwall Council obviously haven't a clue that their parking charges are keeping footfall low. Like to know which Cllr or officer told them that footfall was high. Helston John
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11:11am Sat 26 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I am sure they will be successful in Helston, it is supporting a cause that is close to the hearts of all the local communities in many ways. I wish them well.

John, I doubt very much any one particular person told them footfall was high in Helston, I would think they researched figures with the help of Cornwall Council, and they could be ascertained and estimated by car park usage figures.
I am sure they will be successful in Helston, it is supporting a cause that is close to the hearts of all the local communities in many ways. I wish them well. John, I doubt very much any one particular person told them footfall was high in Helston, I would think they researched figures with the help of Cornwall Council, and they could be ascertained and estimated by car park usage figures. Gill Z Martin
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4:19pm Sat 26 Jul 14

meerkats says...

i hope they do well , i did pop some stuff into them in the week to sell and they were so grateful. Good luck to a very worthy charity.
i hope they do well , i did pop some stuff into them in the week to sell and they were so grateful. Good luck to a very worthy charity. meerkats
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8:49pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Jirakitt says...

Peter Falmouth is god. Do not question him. He knows what's best for you, me and everyone on this his planet. Bow down for his greatness and all powering sir peter. 'Oh aren't you good'
Peter Falmouth is god. Do not question him. He knows what's best for you, me and everyone on this his planet. Bow down for his greatness and all powering sir peter. 'Oh aren't you good' Jirakitt
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9:17pm Sun 27 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Peter Falmouth wrote:
meerkats wrote:
i hope they do well , i did pop some stuff into them in the week to sell and they were so grateful. Good luck to a very worthy charity.
Oh aren't you good, and you just had to tell everyone how generous you were.
dont recall saying i was generous , its nice to take items into a charity shop knowing they will do some good.
[quote][p][bold]Peter Falmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: i hope they do well , i did pop some stuff into them in the week to sell and they were so grateful. Good luck to a very worthy charity.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you good, and you just had to tell everyone how generous you were.[/p][/quote]dont recall saying i was generous , its nice to take items into a charity shop knowing they will do some good. meerkats
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