Jack and Andy’s triathlon challenge!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Our father and son team, Andy and Jack Coulbeck, raised over £1000 for Cancer Research UK by participating in a salmon industry triathlon event.

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The Scottish Sea Farms Triathlon was held at St Andrews University at the end of May for the staff, families and business partners of Scottish Sea Farms, to help raise funds for a number of charities, we chose Cancer Research UK.

Jack and Andy competed in the sprint race, Andy finishing in 43rd place and Jack in 35th!  We are proud to say that between them they raised £1040.  Well done boys!

Grimsby Girl

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Coming soon – a new film about Grimsby with some proper Northern humour!

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Last year we were delighted to support the production of Grimsby Girl, a dark, humorous and feel good short film where the bad guys get their comeuppance and the good girls kick ass!

Written and produced by local lass, Niya Hill, it offers a brilliantly different perspective on our home town, fighting all the negative perceptions and flying in the face of all those Grimsby clichés.

The film is now in post-production and the Grimsby Girl team are hoping to raise enough money through a final crowdfunding effort to send it on a tour of festivals.  You can read more about it on the Grimsby Girl website.

We can’t wait for the opening night!

Sponsoring Dawn in The Arctic Walk 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

We all know how cold it’s been here in the UK over the past few months, so we can sort of sympathise with Dawn Kirman, who spent 2 days skiing 26 miles across the Arctic Circle… Well, no maybe it’s not that similar. Dawn Kirman in her snowy Arctic Challenge (more…)

Hand-Made Poppies for Remembrance Day

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Every year we take part in the two minutes silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, to remember those that have fallen all them years ago.

We donate to The Royal British Legion, a fantastic charity raising money to support the families of the fallen heroes of the First and Second World Wars. This year, The Royal British Legion are asking people to Rethink Remembrance. Remembering not only the fallen heroes of the WWI and WWII, but the heroes of todays generation making sacrifices in the Armed Forces.

But this year, we wanted to do something a little different… We collaborated with the fantastic volunteers at A Good Yarn in Cleethorpes to knit and crochet our own poppies.

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Louise, Director of JCS Fish, has taken on knitting her crochet.

 

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Ann says its like riding a bike, she’s quickly remembered the skill from her old crochet days.

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Our Commercial Director, John, is very happy with his ‘chic’ poppy

 

It was much more difficult than you think, we all had great attempts, but was outshined by the fabulous poppies made by the true experts at A Good Yarn. The ladies were very good at teaching us the basics of how to crochet and knit and set us on our way, but while we made just the one poppy they had made at last 2 each!

It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of skill, we hold true admiration for the ladies that have mastered the skill!

 

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The team at A Good Yarn working to get the poppies crocheted and knitted.

 

We’re selling the poppies from our Factory Shop on the Grimsby Docks, with a minimum donation of £2. After all of the hard work the crochet team from JCS Fish and the volunteers at A Good Yarn, we’re hoping to raise as much as we possibly can, please visit us and pick up your hand-made poppy to help us raise money for this great cause.

A small selection of the poppies made

A small selection of the poppies made

Raising money for Sports Relief…

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

You may remember all the way back in March, we organised a static Bikeathon and cake sale at our Factory Shop on the Grimsby Docks, to raise money for Sports Relief.

Well, we received our certificate from Sports Relief this week and we couldn’t be prouder of our team!

Fundraisers certificate (more…)

Helping out at the local Food Kitchen

Friday, July 15th, 2016

We have previously mentioned about the generosity of the Grimsby Food Kitchen and how they help out in our local community. Two more of our wonderful workers at JCS Fish went along to help Kath and Ken, the organisers of the Charity, on Sunday 10th July.

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Ann and Debbie (pictured) we’re both very pleased to help, serving savoury lamb and vegetables with a Yorkshire pudding for mains and lemon bakewell and custard for dessert. The generosity of the volunteers on the day and of the local community make the food kitchen very proud. The ladies at the Scartho Women’s Institution bake cakes for the Food Kitchen which, by the sounds of it, always go down a treat.

Helping out at the Grimsby Food Kitchen

Monday, July 4th, 2016

We like to help our local charities, and one charity that we regularly help out are the Grimsby Food Kitchen. The organisers of the charities, Kath and Ken, aim to help anyone who comes to them, although due to the nature of their charity, they can’t offer help to anyone under the age of 18, or anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They not only offer food to those that need a little extra help, they offer a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen.

Managing Director, Louise Coulbeck and one of our sales girls, Jess, went along to help out on the 3rd of July. They said the feedback from both the volunteers and the users of the charity was really great. Everyone that used the service had such gratitude for both Kath and Ken and showed the upmost respect.

 

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Louise and Jess with Ken and a few of the volunteers after a busy afternoon at the Grimsby Food Kitchen

Bloodwise Charity Sponsor

Monday, June 6th, 2016

JCS Fish love to help out where we can, last month we sponsored our very own Fiona McVeigh in the Grimsby Bikeathon, raising money for Bloodwise. Fiona cycled around the Lincolnshire Wolds on Sunday 8th May and has so far raise more than £800 for Bloodwise.

Bloodwise are the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, they research ways to prevent blood cancer, offer a shoulder to cry on and speak for the millions of people affected. Bloodwise was first founded in 1960 and was originally named the Leukaemia Research Fund, since its founding they have raised over half a billion pounds to invest into research.

Here’s Fiona with her medal after the Bikeathon

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For more information about Bloodwise please click here.

JCS Fish Help Out at the Local Food Kitchen

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Two of the lovely JCS Fish ladies went along to the Grimsby Food Kitchen on Sunday to offer a helping hand in the kitchen. Ann and Andrea (pictured) were put on pudding duty, serving up delicious chocolate sponge with custard!

Ann and Andrea at the food kitchen

The Grimsby Food Kitchen is a local charity that JCS Fish often support, they work within the community helping those less fortunate. They feed the lonely and the vulnerable, as well as offering a shoulder to cry on and encouragement. They work with people over the age of 18, who have an addiction to try lead them back onto the right path.

The ladies both volunteered to go along to the Food Kitchen, and it seems the help was very gratefully received. Cath Homewood, from the Grimsby Food Kitchen, said the girls did great and their help was very much appreciated.

Good Luck from JCS & BigFish Brand!

Monday, April 18th, 2016
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We have sponsored Richard Turner from Grimsby to run the London Marathon in aid of The Brain Trust Charity. We wish Richard good luck on his 26 miles marathon on Sunday, 24 April 2016.