John’s novel way to raise cash to battle breast cancer.
Cheeky fish fryer John Clarkson has been telling customers: “Get your chips out for the ladies.”
And the fast food boss isn’t bothered if his novel fundraiser for a breast cancer charity causes a storm in a D-cup.
John’s “Chip Baps” event at his Mister Eater shop in Preston has already won the support of women regulars - some whipping their bras off in exchange for a cheap meal.
“The bigger the girls are the more chips they get,” he said with a wink. “It’s all good fun and all in a good cause.” The idea to fill bras with chips came to John in a flash while he was in bed one morning.
“I nudged the missus and said: ‘I’ve got a great way to raise money and it involves women’s underwear.’ She had a right laugh, but then she agreed, it would be a good giggle.
“If girls want to bring their bra in - or even take off the one they’re wearing - we’ll fill it with chips in return for a donation to the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
“They have to give us a minimum of a quid. For that they get two bags of chips - one for each cup - on greaseproof paper.
“And the size of the portion depends on the size of the lasses. Bra sizes A to B get small, C to D get standard and Double D upwards get large.”
John, an avid Eastenders fan, says the idea to raise money for breast cancer came from a storyline in the popular soap.
“It’s amazing how many people you talk to who know someone who has been affected by this condition,” said John who runs the chippy in Longridge Road, Ribbleton with his wife Corinne.
“We’re just having a bit of fun to see how much money we can raise. Hopefully people will not get upset and realise what we’re trying to do. Certainly our own female staff and some of our regular customers have entered into the spirit of it. They think it’s a fabulous idea.”