Fundraising Fish Feast

Published: 19 November 2021

The Mayor Councillor Chris Turner in the Chamber

 The Mayor is hosting a fundraising feast for two local community organisations

The Worshipful Mayor of Deal, Cllr Chris Turner, is hosting a Feast of the Seven Fishes in aid of two Deal based community organisations, Carers’ Support East Kent, and The History Project.

Carers’ Support East Kent was established in 2001 and is a charity that provides Carers with the information and support they need. Their services are available to people who look after a relative or friend, who due to physical or mental illness, age related difficulties, disability, or an addiction, cannot manage without their support. They help anyone over the age of 16, even if they do not think of themselves as a Carer.

The History Project is a Deal based charitable organisation on a mission to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages. They wear many different hats on this quest, from historic walking tours to a monthly history night at the Astor Theatre. Their real passion lies in education and inspiring the next generation. They deliver completely free educational experiences to schools across the whole district, covering many topics including Deal The History Project on the beach

during WWII, The Notorious Goodwin Sands, Smuggling on The Kent Coast and many more. The company was created back in 2017 and have been bringing history to life ever since.

The Feast will be held in the historic Chamber of Deal Town Hall on Friday 3rd December. It will be prepared by local chef Scott Roberts from The Dining Club in Middle Street.

The menu, created by Scott, includes smoked haddock, salmon & mackerel terrine and a main course of cod, bass & mussel en papillotte. There will be bubbly served on arrival and guests can bring their own wine and drinks to enjoy with the feast.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes originates from southern Italy and is traditionally served on Christmas Eve where observant Roman Catholics abstain from eating meat. As one of its commitments to reducing its impact on Climate Change, Deal Town Council does not serve meat at any of its own events at the Town Hall.

The Mayor of Deal, Cllr Chris Turner said, “I have chosen these two organisations to support this year because of the work they do with youngsters and young adults. I am in awe of the contribution young adult carers make. They deserve every opportunity, provided by donations to Carers Support East Kent, to meet other carers and do some of the things that their peers can do. The History Project enable, particularly primary age pupils, the chance to experience what a local historical event must have been like. If you've ever seen a primary school class all dressed as, say, Roman soldiers, you'll know what I mean!"

The Mayor’s fundraising Fishes of the Feast is at 7pm on Friday 3rd December in the Chamber at Deal Town Hall. Tickets are £35 and can be booked by emailing the Mayor’s Secretary