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Hungry chicken fans flock to Marstons for £1 charity meal deal

Legendary Leeds Road store raise cash for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with frugal fried chicken offer

Hundreds of hungry fried fowl fans flocked to Marstons chicken shop for a tasty charity meal deal.

The shop on Leeds Road is selling its signature chicken and chips meal for £1 from 11.30am to 3.30pm each day until Wednesday.

All the cash raised will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

It’s a mouth-watering deal for fans of fried chicken – it’s normally £3.05 – and for the charity which flies critically-ill patients to hospitals across the county.

But it’s an eye-watering arrangement for Marstons’ financial advisor.

The founder of Marstons in Leeds Road, Bradley, John Marston, with daughters Jane Atkinson (left) and Hazel Dransfield.

Hazel Dransfield, who runs the business with her sister Jane Atkinson, said: “We’re not making any money and we’re paying wages so obviously we’re losing money – but it’s all for a good cause.

“The Air Ambulance saves lives and you never know when you might have to use it.”

Assistant manager Lisa Joy added: “It’s been really busy – we’ve taken orders for Wednesday already.

“We did a survey in the shop asking people what charity they wanted and they picked the Air Ambulance.”

Enjoying a poultry based lunch were Marstons regulars Judy Bostock and her daughter Helen Dawson, who often come over from Bradford.

Marstons American Fried Chicken, Leeds Road, Bradley, Huddersfield celebrates 30 years with £1 offer.

Judy, 64, said: “The chicken is to die for and the service is quick – it’s absolutely magic.

“It’s brilliant that they’re doing this for a good cause.”

Helen, 45, said: “I’m a teacher so we generally come on school holidays.”

Another regular Nathan Hadfield, of Cleckheaton, was also queuing to take advantage of the deal.

Nathan, 28, said: “It’s my favourite.

“It’s a sound deal and it all goes to charity.”

Last year the family-run business raised more than £3,000 for Kirkwood Hospice to celebrate its 30th anniversary.



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