For more than a decade Cornwall has been the “plaice” to be for former fish and chip shop owners Roland and Lindsey Lowery.

Now, however, the colourful couple who found local fame as the owners of Roland’s Happy Plaice in Porthleven between 2006 and 2016, and continued to live in Mullion following their retirement from the shop, are returning to their roots and heading back to Sheffield in the near future.

True to form, however, they could not leave before doing one final bit of fundraising for charity – having raised thousand for various local causes during their time in the county.

This time they were helped by another couple in the fish and chip fraternity – Peter and Sue Fraser of Fraser’s in Penzance, where Roland has been helping out a couple of days a week during his “retirement.”

Through a raffle run at the shop, £423 was raised for the Penlee Lifeboat.

By doing Roland and Lindsey came full circle, after they donated half the takings from their opening night at Roland’s Happy Plaice to the Lizard Lifeboat.

Prizes for the raffle were donated by businesses Roland knows - the Mounts Bay Inn at Mullion, the Lakeside Café in Helston, Poldark Mine, the Star Inn at Penzance, and James Kitto, Carla Regler, the Harbour Inn, Atlantic Inn and Top Chippy, all of Porthleven.

As a thank you for the donation, the crew of the Penlee Lifeboat invited Roland, Peter and Sue Fraser and a small group of his friends and associates from his time in Cornwall, to join them for a trip out on the lifeboat around the waters of Newlyn for one final hurrah in Roland’s honour.

Roland said: “We had a fantastic trip on the lifeboat and Patch Harvey and his crew really looked after us, we were in very safe hands. It’s good to know that there are people out there who help make our coastline a safe place to visit.”

To show his thanks to Peter and Sue for their support, Roland presented them with a personalised picture he had painted specially for them, which they will hang in the chip shop.

Roland added that he and Lindsey had enjoyed “nearly 12 wonderful years” in Cornwall.