Balhousie has teamed up once more with Dundee United Community Trust, this time to deliver warm Burns Supper meals to isolated older people within the community. 

Leading the effort is Balhousie St Ronans’ Head Chef Daniel Inglis, who helped DUCT’s Festive Friends 2020 project to support hundreds of local people with meals and grocery bags over the festive period.

DUCT decided to celebrate our national Bard, Robert Burns, by delivering a traditional Burns Supper meal straight to people’s homes.  This is now the second Burns Supper the Trust – then known as United for All – has delivered, following up on the successful event to recognise volunteering in Dundee on Burns Night 2017.

Jamie Kirk, Chief Executive for the Trust, said: “We were really proud to have been able to provide a level of support over the festive period but we’re also aware that there is much more to do.  The challenges faced by many people in the community already existed and there’s no doubt the Covid-19 pandemic is merely amplifying the need for support.  Burns Night is another event in the calendar that would normally see people celebrate together; and while we aren’t able to do that this year – we can still enjoy a really nice meal and celebrate Scottish heritage.”

Daniel said: “This is a cause close to my heart so I was happy to donate the necessary food and for the St Ronans kitchen team to donate its time and kitchen equipment to prepare it. Balhousie Care Group worked with DUCT to provide Christmas dinners to people in need in December. I’m excited for this valuable partnership to continue.”