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Get Involved

We are committed to driving progress towards our vision of a community where no one feels lonely or isolated. But we can’t do it without you!

Help make a difference

Everyone in our community plays a vital role in helping create a caring and compassionate community in which no one feels lonely or isolated. And there are more ways to get involved than you might think!

So, whether you make a donation, take part in an event, volunteer, partner with us or become a member, all we ask is that you join us so that, together, we can realise our vision of a community where no one is lonely or isolated.

With your help and support, we know we’ll get there sooner. Thank you!


We’re committed to having the biggest possible impact for our community. By donating to The Eric Liddell Community you will be helping to bring people together, creating opportunities for some of our city’s most isolated to connect, share and rest, improving their health and wellbeing and having a positive impact on their lives.

As a charity, we depend on voluntary donations, including gifts in Wills. Big or small, one off or regular, these gifts make a huge contribution towards our work, and help drive us closer to our vision of a community where no one feels lonely or isolated. We couldn’t continue to do this vital work without you. Thank you for your support.

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Fundraise for us

There are so many ways you can get involved with fundraising, from taking part in an exciting challenge, to organising your own event, or fundraising for your birthday on social media. However you’d like to help, we’ll be with you every step of the way.


Host a bake sale

A bake sale is the perfect way to fundraise! By selling a few cupcakes or if traybakes are your thing, you’re making a difference to our community.

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Host a quiz night

You could hold a quiz night at home, work, or your local pub. Charge an entry fee and sell refreshments to help raise even more.

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Run walk or cycle

Intrepid explorer or fair-weather stroller, you can help us take strides towards our vision of a community where no one feels lonely or isolated.

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Pledge your birthday

A birthday pledge is quick and easy to set up on Facebook and you can ask your loved ones to give whatever they can instead of cards or gifts.

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Shave your head

A sponsored head shave is a great way to get people talking and raise funds to defeat loneliness.

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Auctions & raffles

Ask friends, family and local business to donate exciting prizes for you to use in your charity raffle or auction.

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Dress down day

Just ask your head teacher or boss if everyone can wear their own clothes in return for a donation. Why not give your day a theme?

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Hold a collection

You could ask your local supermarket, deli or corner shop if you can hold your collection in their entrance or organise a ‘bag pack’ at their tills.

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Sponsored Silence

A sponsored silence is a great way to raise money.  Get your friends, family or colleagues involved, collect pledges and keep quiet for hours, or even a day.

Become a
Corporate Partner

At The Eric Liddell Community we are caring, compassionate, respectful and inclusive in all that we do, and so are our partners. Every day, our partners help drive us towards a community where no one feels lonely or isolated.

Whatever the size of your company, we will deliver bespoke, inspiring and mutually-beneficial partnerships that make a real difference.

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Become a Member

Membership is open to everyone who wants to help make a positive difference, driving progress towards our vision of a community where no one feels lonely or isolated.

Membership benefits include:

  • 15% discount at our award-winning Café Connect
  • 15% discount on all room hire
  • 15% discount on all catering orders, including those with room hire
  • Invitation to receptions and key events at our Community Hub
  • Quarterly newsletters and updates
  • Invitation to our AGM and the opportunity to directly impact our work

The standard annual rate for membership is £60 for Individuals, £80 for Community Groups and £100 for Businesses. All fees go to our charitable work.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the form below.

Leave a gift in your Will

Did you know you could leave 1% of your legacy to a charity and 99% left for your family?

Gifts in Wills ensure our unique and vital support for people living with dementia, unpaid carers and our neighbours across the city can continue for many years to come. Every size gift makes a difference and you can help.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to us in confidence about gifts in wills, please get in touch with Alice Russell, Fundraising and Development Manager. Email or call 0131 447 4520.

Share your story

Share your story to support others living with dementia, unpaid caring responsibilities and/or feeling lonely or isolated, and to help The Eric Liddell Community to raise awareness.


Volunteering is a fantastic way to build your skills, meet new people and have fun, all while making a real difference to the lives of some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable people, ensuring no one in our community is lonely or isolated.

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