Chip shop owner grateful for Wave of support

The Swanbourne Three Peaks Challenge team included Ocean Wave owner Rob Sales (centre) Daryl Garland (left), Ian Howard (right), Andrew Screech, Andrew Wood, Martin Sales, Marcus Sales, Daryl Garland, Ian Howard and Jeremy Swann
The Swanbourne Three Peaks Challenge team included Ocean Wave owner Rob Sales (centre) Daryl Garland (left), Ian Howard (right), Andrew Screech, Andrew Wood, Martin Sales, Marcus Sales, Daryl Garland, Ian Howard and Jeremy Swann

A popular fish and chip shop owner in Aylesbury has thanked loyal customers who helped raise more than £6,000 for charity.

As if running one of the town’s busiest fish and chip shops was not a big enough challenge, popular Rob Sales was part of a team that took on the Three Peaks Challenge recently.

Rob, 54, who has been keeping people fed at the Ocean Wave on Weedon Road with his wife Lorraine for more than 20 years, formed ‘the Swanbourne team’ made up of a group of Buckinghamshire men who successfully climbed the three highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours for Medical Detection Dogs, Forces Children’s Trust and Iain Rennie Hospice.

In total the group covered 27 miles and a total ascent of 9,800 feet not to mention the mammoth drive of 1,700 miles in between.

Having successfully completed the gruelling challenge, Rob said he was blown away by the generosity people showed with donations totalling more than £6,000 – £1,000 of which came from customers giving money in the chip shop.

Rob said: “It was certainly tough but to have raised £6,000 is amazing.

“To think that about £1,000 of that has come just from people coming in the shop and giving donations is fantastic really.

“We are very grateful for all the support, it has blown us away.”

To make a donation visit the Swanbourne team’s Just Giving page