Good causes benefit from foodie delight

Receiving the proceeds of the first Ferry Food Fayre are from left - David Soutar, Friends of Broughty Ferry Library; Estelle Mitchell, Home Start Dundee; Jan McTaggart, Ferry Food Fayre organiser; Patrick Delargy, Age Concern Dundee; and Anne Wilkes of BERA, pictured outside Broughty Ferry Library on Friday.
Receiving the proceeds of the first Ferry Food Fayre are from left - David Soutar, Friends of Broughty Ferry Library; Estelle Mitchell, Home Start Dundee; Jan McTaggart, Ferry Food Fayre organiser; Patrick Delargy, Age Concern Dundee; and Anne Wilkes of BERA, pictured outside Broughty Ferry Library on Friday.

A Ferry food fayre has provided quite the feast for local groups after presenting cheques to some worthy causes.

On Friday £800 of cheques was divided between the Broughty Ferry Education and Recreation Association (BERA), Home-Start Dundee, Friends of Broughty Ferry Library and Age-Concern Dundee, and were presented by the organisers of the first Ferry Food Fayre held in August.

Around 1000 ‘foodies’ gathered at the Best Western Woodlands Hotel, Broughty Ferry, for the celebration of good cuisine which featured some of the town’s bakers, greengrocers, restaurateurs and publicans.

The event was supported by the Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association, Best Western and many local businesses, especially the charitable aspect of the fayre with a diverse range of prizes donated for the raffle, including a fruit hamper from Clementine, a fine art print from Eduardo Alessandro Studios, a free MOT from Harbour Motors and high value vouchers from the Hotel Broughty Ferry.

Main event organiser Jan McTaggart said: “We were all pleasantly surprised by the popularity of the Food Fayre and delighted that it did such a great job in promoting local businesses. But, at the Traders Association, we know that we depend on the support of our community so we always aim to give something back. The comments on the day indicated that most people wanted us to donate to deserving local good causes. So we all sat down and came up with a list of four charities which do great work and really help people in the Ferry.”