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The Eric Liddell Community

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.

Olympic Year Appeal

Can you please help us to inspire the next generation?

The Eric Liddell 100 is a programme of events and activities to recognise and celebrate the life, sporting and community service achievements of one of Scotland’s iconic figures. It is being planned around 2024, the centenary of Eric Liddell’s historic success at the 1924 Olympics Games in Paris.

Our mission is to bring Eric Liddell’s achievements to life for everyone and inspire new generations to make a positive impact on their community, their society and their world.

Support our work to ensure Eric Liddell’s legacy lives on.

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500 Unpaid

Our carers are supported and offered a varied programme on an ongoing basis

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6,000 Visitors

on average every month to our community hub

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117 Amazing

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.

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70 Spaces

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.

1922 – Portrait of Eric Liddell representing Scotland at athletics

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