Supporting our Community

Towngate Fisheries is proud to serve the vibrant community of Idle and we do our very best to support local community groups, sports teams and fundraising events. We also fundraise directly for a number of local and national charities that are close to our hearts.


Towngate Fisheries sponsors Idle FcWe sponsor many local sports teams including Thackley FC, Idle FC, AFC Titans, Thackley Cricket Club (Seniors and Juniors), Idle Juniors Under 13s Football Team, Idle Bowling Club, Hepworth & Idle Cricket Club and Hanson Academy Athletics Team. We were ‘Oar Sponsors’ for customers, Chris and James from Idle, who rowed more than 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in 2019.

We also regularly make numerous donations to local community groups and supply prizes for local fundraising events.


Albert, the Fishermen’s Mission Collection TinOur principle chosen charity is The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen (Fishermen’s Mission) who help provide emergency and welfare support to Britain’s fishermen and their families. Since 2010, we have raised well over £10,000 through a combination of events, such as ‘National Fish & Chip Day’, and our collection tin ‘Albert’ who always sits on our counter.

Christmas fundraising campaigns have raised over £1000 for the homeless charity Shelter and in the run up to Christmas 2020, customers donated nearly £320, which we doubled for Centerpoint Bradford, a charity that helps young homeless people in our city.