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
on average every month to our community hub
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
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
The Princess Royal welcomes two more champions to The Eric Liddell 100
At an inaugural event in Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal gave a warm welcome to two former Olympic stars who have joined the…
Christmas Tree Update
This year we are working in partnership with Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) and their scheme in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council…
Edinburgh charity appoints Third Sector Expert as Chief Operating Officer
Edinburgh’s Eric Liddell Community is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Drury as its Chief Operating Officer. Paul joined The Community in April 2023.…
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…
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