The Eric Liddell Community
The Eric Liddell Community is an Edinburgh based care charity and community hub committed to our vision to live in a community where no one feels lonely or isolated.
Our mission is to bring people together in their local communities to enhance health and well-being and have a positive impact on their lives. We do this through three strategic programmes: our programme of support for people living with dementia, including our flagship Day Care service; our wellbeing programme for unpaid carers, and through our Community Hub programme, including our community café, ran by our fully trained chef and a team of dedicated volunteers, and providing office spaces for social enterprises and other local charities.
We are only able to run these crucial services due to the support we receive from funders, our dedicated staff team and volunteers.
The Eric Liddell Community was founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medalist, Scottish Rugby international and committed missionary, Eric Liddell and we continue to live out his values of care, compassion and community in the work we do. As we approach the centenary year of his famous Olympic win we are determined to secure his legacy for future generations to come and are delighted that Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal has become the Patron of The Eric Liddell 100.
Our carers are supported and offered a varied programme on an ongoing basis
of community spaces for our community to use last year
We wouldn’t be able to run our services without the help of our amazing volunteers. Their support makes a massive and positive impact on our clients and the local community.
per week for people living with dementia to attend our specialist Day Care Service
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About Eric Liddell
The Community is proud to carry the name of the legendary Eric Liddell, an inspirational sportsman and missionary whose life is celebrated by people in many countries around the world. In holding his name, our charity follows many of his values – people centred, compassion, inclusivity, diversity, sustainability, respect and integrity.
Eric is famous for his missionary work in China where he refused to leave the people he cared for and ended up at an internment camp during World War 2. He is also known as an elite sportsman who achieved seven international caps for Scottish Rugby and won a gold medal in a world record breaking time at the 1924 Olympic Games.
Events & News
Champions come together for centenary celebrations for iconic sporting hero
Sporting heroes, educational masterminds. cultural icons and corporate professionals are joining together to orchestrate a major programme of activities to honour the legacy of one…
Vacancy – Service Coordinator
Service Coordinator £24,000 per annum (pro rata) – 30 hours Permanent The Eric Liddell Community is a local care charity and community hub in the…
HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of The Eric Liddell 100
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has agreed to become the Patron of The Eric Liddell 100, which…
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Eric’s first international cap for Scottish Rugby
Today is the centenary of Eric Liddell’s first international cap for Scottish Rugby. Our friends and colleagues at the SRU have recognised this significant date…
October Lunchtime Concert
3 October, 2022
Alex Griffiths (Flute) and Sinae Sung (Piano) from Live Music Now Scotland Tickets cost £6 per person, this includes soup …
4 July, 2022
Lunchtime concerts are on the 1st Monday of the Month from 12.30 – 1.30pm. The Concert is followed by a …
Making the transition from financial services to charity sector
Claire Ritchie, Chief Operating Officer, The Eric Liddell Community Coming from a career in an insurance company and now working as the Chief Operations Officer…
Afternoon Tea Concerts
19 September, 2022
Afternoon Tea concerts are on the 3rd Monday of the Month from 2.30m – 3.30pm. Concerts with Afternoon Tea £5 …
100 Days at The Eric Liddell Community: Milestone Musings
Alice Russell, Fundraising and Development Manager We live in difficult, divided, and disconnected times. After two years of lockdowns, the human experience of loneliness and…
Eric Liddell Centre CEO John MacMillan and his dog Blu invite people to help them raise Kiltwalk funds for those living with dementia A growing…
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