Chef Tony Singh gets kilted up for Macmillan

Tony Singh , pictured in a specially designed Macmillan tartan kilt, with chef Krystal Dunlop Picture:Phil Wilkinson
Tony Singh , pictured in a specially designed Macmillan tartan kilt, with chef Krystal Dunlop Picture:Phil Wilkinson
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Scottish chef Tony Singh swapped his chef whites for a kilt to launch a new Turn up in Tartan event for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The man behind Edinburgh institutions Roti, Olorosso and Tony’s Table, donned a kilt specially designed by Kinloch Anderson to promote the event ahead of St Andrew’s day.

Tony Singh working in a supporting kitchen at the Apex hotel. Picture: Phil Wilkinson.

Tony Singh working in a supporting kitchen at the Apex hotel. Picture: Phil Wilkinson.

As part of Turn up in Tartan on November 27, businesses, schools and clubs are being asked to wear tartan and raise money for the charity.

They are also being encouraged to organise bake sales with Scottish treats, ceilidhs or other Scottish themed fundraisers.

The popular TV chef, who often wears a kilt on his cookery programmes, said: “I am delighted to be able to help promote Turn up in Tartan for Macmillan Cancer Support because it’s a fun and easy way to help people affected by cancer ahead of Scotland’s national day.”

Paul Sweeney, Macmillan’s head of fundraising for Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “There are currently 220,000 people in Scotland living with cancer. We’re helping people in local communities across Scotland but with the number of people needing our help growing daily, we constantly need to raise funds. What better way than by having a bit of fun at work, school or with friends while helping to ensure no one faces cancer alone.”

The money raised from the partnership will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services including specialist nurses working throughout the NHS, a telephone support line and grants for cancer patients with financial problems.

To register for an information and fundraising pack call 0300 1000 200, email fundraising@macmillan.org.uk or visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/tartan