Chip’in for charity: Arlesey fish shop owner cooks up cash for Serbian flood victims

Dragan Marjanovic with his potatoes in his fish and chip shop in Arlesey

Dragan Marjanovic with his potatoes in his fish and chip shop in Arlesey - Credit: Archant

A takeaway owner is giving all the money he makes from selling chips this week to help people affected by flooding in Serbia.

Dragan Marjanovic, who runs Arlesey Fish Bar on High Street, will be donating proceeds from sales to the Red Cross to help people affected by the floods – which have left more than 35 people dead and thousands homeless since unprecedented rainfall last week.

The 34-year-old is originally from Obrenovac – a suburb of the Serbian capital Belgrade – which has been badly affected by the flooding.

Mr Marjanovic moved to England seven years ago but still has family living in Serbia including his mother and uncle.

He said: “I want to raise some money for the people affected by the flooding. They have been left with nothing so I am going to send them anything I can.

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“I would urge anyone else to contribute whatever they can afford to us. It doesn’t have to be money, it could be shoes or clothes, literally anyting.

“The floods have left people with nothing and if you have nothing anything is useful.”

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People can make donations at the fish and chip shop at 9 High Street, Arlesey, or by calling 01462 732272.

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