A GENEROUS business owner will be giving away hundreds of pounds worth of food to those most in need.

Calvin Addenbrook, who runs the Old Smithy fish and chip shop on Leece Lane in Roose, Barrow, has pledged to give away more than £500 worth of food.

His van will be at Egerton Court on Barrow Island next Tuesday, where he will give away £600 of food, completely for free.

The Mail: OWNER: Calvin Addenbrook (right)OWNER: Calvin Addenbrook (right)

From 4pm-6pm, staff will be providing sausage and chips, free of charge, for the first 30 minutes to residents only but will open up to anyone past that.

Egerton Court is the subject of a number of multi-agency outreach programmes.

The police, fire service, and Barrow and Cumbria Councils often deploy safeguarding teams to the area.

In March PC Liam Oliver, in a busy month of StreetSafe initiatives, organised an engagement event in around the Egerton Court flats.

The event was hailed as a huge success, with the residents keen to engage with police, fire service, Cumbria County Council and other volunteer agencies.

PC Oliver said he would like to thank the Egerton Court multi-agency team who assisted in organising this event.

Mr Addenbrook hopes to be able to do the sausage and chip giveaway on a recurring basis every two months.

The Old Smithy has been going from strength to strength in the past 12 months.

Customers flocked to sample some fresh fish and chips out of their newly-renovated vintage van when it opened late last year.

They expanded their business by opening a new takeaway which operates out of a Citroen HY 1955 van.

Known as 'The Smithy Van', the vehicle was converted last year to serve up fish and chip shop favourites like sausages, scampi and fish cakes whilst on wheels.

Sister business AJs Bistro opened earlier in 2022, run by Mr Addenbrook’s partner, serving dirty fries, burgers and stone-baked pizzas.