Falkirk businessman leaves a lasting legacy

Amrit Dhillon and mum Bal join Strathcarron Hospice staff Rosie Williams, Jackie Johnston and Clare Jack
Amrit Dhillon and mum Bal join Strathcarron Hospice staff Rosie Williams, Jackie Johnston and Clare Jack

The family of a well-known local businessman who died last month are building a legacy to his memory and helping a vital charity.

Harry Dhillon, Four-in-One takeaway chain founder, sadly passed away at Strathcarron Hospice on October 8 after a long fight against cancer.

Now his family have worked with the hospice to create a fund which will see the charity, which requires £10,000 a week to operate effectively, potentially benefit from each Four-in-One food sale.

Harry’s son Amrit said: “During dad’s illness the support we received from Strathcarron Hospice was incredible. Touched by the compassion, empathy and professionalism everyone at Strathcarron showed my father, we decided to support Strathcarron as best we can.”

There are now donation boxes in all four Four-in-One premises and the company, through MTC Media in Dundee, has integrated a donation feature on its website and mobile app.

At the checkout customers will also be offered the opportunity to round up their order to the nearest pound or make a specified donation to Strathcarron.

Amrit said: “Whatever our customers donate, we will match. If they give a pound Strathcarron will receive £2. This is something my dad felt very passionately about during his life – benevolence and helping his fellow man.

“It is remarkable what they do at Strathcarron and they were happy for us to be on board with something like this. Businesses in Falkirk do a lot of great things for charities, but we wanted something that is part of our business, ingrained within it.”