Rockfish has donated £3,500 of the sum it raised this year for local charities to BrixFest, the annual Brixham festival.

The Brixham restaurant, part of the Rockfish group which won the 2017 National Seafish Fish and Chip Awards for Best Multiple Operator & the Good Catch Sustainability, suggests diners donate £1 to local charities when paying their bill. This year, BrixFest and Pride in Brixham shared the sum raised.

And Rockfish owner Mitch Tonks has promised to support BrixFest in 2018 too: “I love the idea of a community celebrating all that’s good about life and BrixFest captures the very spirit of Brixham, its heritage, music, food and people. It’s run by some amazing people who do it for the love of it. Rockfish wanted to offer any support it could to ensure they can carry on their great work to stage the wonderful annual party they create for us all in this very special place.”

Outgoing BrixFest chairman Sophie Bower says: “The BrixFest team gets a real morale boost when local people and companies support our efforts. And Rockfish has been with us all the way, not only in choosing us as one of its charities, but in staging cooking displays every year and hosting fundraising evenings.”

Planning for BrixFest 2018 is already underway. For example, the Dragon Boat Challenge, which has proved to be a great success with both visitors and entrants, will be back. Although it is early days, the BrixFest Committee is asking individuals and businesses to call 01803 858488, or email sophie@fclnet.comcom as soon as possible if they wish to reserve a boat.