In the community


We sponsor many local sports teams including Thackley Football Club, Idle FC, AFC Titans, Thackley Cricket Club (Seniors and Juniors), Idle Bowling Club and Hepworth & Idle Cricket Club. We also make numerous donations to local community groups and regularly supply prizes for local fundraising events.

Towngate Fisheries are ‘Oar Sponsors’ for two Towngate Fisheries customers, Chris and James from Idle, who will be braving the elements and rowing more than 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in 2019. The pair are taking part in the challenge in aid of two charities – CentrePoint, combating youth homelessness, and BHC Neonatal Unit, caring for premature and sick babies. You can follow Chris and James’s progress and make a donation by visiting their website at

Towngate Fisheries has given a major boost to the fundraising efforts of a group of young people enabling them to create a Story Room in the Springfield Youth and Community Centre, Thorpe Edge, Idle. The young people had just eight days to go to raise £1500.00 to buy books to put into their Story Room. Towngate Fisheries’ donation meant the group reached half their target, resulting in match funding, so the project could go ahead. Towngate Fisheries owner, Mark Drummond said, "This is a great local project which I am happy to support. These young people are working hard to help other children learn to read and enjoy books. I'm delighted to help and hope that other people and local businesses join in by donating online at”


Our principle chosen charity is The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen (Fishermen’s Mission) who help provide emergency and welfare support to Britain’s fishermen and their families. In 2010 we raised over £1,760 for the Fishermen’s Mission and then between 2011 and 2015 we have raised over £4,210 with our yearly ‘Fish Friday’ promotion. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 this was combined with ‘National Fish & Chip Day’ when we donated £576.51, £1420 and £1132.40 respectively.

In December 2015 we raised a further £410 for the Fishermen’s Mission through the sale of Towngate Fisheries/NFFF Quality Award mugs and bags of sweets.

Since 2006 we have also supported the NSPCC, donating in excess of £4,000 to date.

In December 2012 and 2013, instead of running a Facebook offer, Towngate Fisheries donated money for every ‘like’ or ‘share’ generate on our Facebook page raising a total of £500 each year for the homeless charity Shelter.

Fundraising events

If you are looking for an idea for a fundraising event for your community organisation, a quiz evening with our fish and chips is a great way to raise money. We can supply fish and chips at a greatly discounted price to help your evening along the way! Use our contact form to find out more.

Towngate Fisheries sponsor Atlantic rowing team Mark Drummond presents Idle FC with their new kit Thackley Cricket Club Juniors