Festive Friends – Christmas Meal

November 6, 2019 / Community

Dundee FC in the Community Trust are delighted to announce details of our Festive Friends, a project created by the SPFL Trust. Our invited guests will receive a three course meal including; Traditional Christmas dinner, with turkey and all the trimmings, entertainment and a Christmas gift on Thursday December 5, at the home of Dundee Football Club, Dens Park Stadium.

For some it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it is the opposite, with few friends or family, loneliness bears down and Christmas can feel a dark time.  And so Festive Friends, in many ways a simple concept, was born out of an opportunity to create something special for those suffering the effects of isolation at a time of year when they need it most.

A tasty Christmas lunch, at the local football club, the means to get there, but more importantly the companionship and support often so desperately needed for elderly, vulnerable people. The reality is when you don’t eat well, and spend far too much time on your own you risk your physical and mental health.  When the idea was taken to clubs, the response was universally positive. Now running for its 4th year, 36 of our clubs are able to facilitate a special experience for the elderly in their communities.

Dundee FC in the Community Trust Manager Greg Fenton commented, ‘It’s a fantastic project by the SPFL Trust, who give our and many other community trusts and our local communities great support. We are looking forward to the day and welcome our guests who have enjoyed and participated in our programmes that we offer this year. I would like to thank Dundee FC, DoubleTree Hilton and the SPFL Trust for their help in organising in what will be a fantastic day.”

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