Supporting our community


We sponsor many local sports teams including Thackley Football Club, Idle FC, AFC Titans, Thackley Cricket Club (Seniors and Juniors), Idle Juniors Under 13s Football Team, 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


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.

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