Forties singer helps meal go with a swing

Diners at Elite fish and chip restaurant in Sleaford mark Armed Forces Week with traditional fish and chips. EMN-160627-172900001
Diners at Elite fish and chip restaurant in Sleaford mark Armed Forces Week with traditional fish and chips. EMN-160627-172900001

It was a full house at a Sleaford fish and chip restaurunt when revellers swung to the sounds of the 1940s in aid of Armed Forces Week.

Lincolnshire wartime singer Heather Marie entertained at a sell-out musical fish supper at The Elite Fish & Chip Company eaterie in Grantham Road on Saturday evening.

Guests raised £1,686.60 for the Elite’s charity of the year, the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Rachel Tweedale, who runs the Sleaford restaurant and takeaway, said: “People really took to the theme.

“This will be the first of many nights at our Sleaford branch, so keep your eye out for more.”

After a fish and chip supper, diners enjoyed two rousing sets of wartime tunes from Heather Marie. As well as donating every penny from tickets sales and proceeds from the bar, the Elite’s staff donated their time for free.

Heather Marie said: “I’ve never performed in a fish and chip restaurant before, but it turned out to be the perfect setting. People were singing along and waving their flags all night and I’m so pleased to hear how much we managed to raise!”