August 29, 2017

£40,000 Boost for Dementia Care in the Capital

The Eric Liddell Centre today announced support of over £40,000 towards the services it offers to support people with dementia. The Centre’s new dementia befriending programme received funding of £36,000 from the Dementia Engagement Empowerment Project (DEEP), the Robertson Trust, and the Life Changes Trust. The programme gives people with […]
August 9, 2017

Interview with Dr. H.K. Cheng – Part 4 – The Eric Liddell Centre

90-year-old HK Cheng visited us here at the centre to discuss his first-hand memories of Eric Liddell. Watch here to find out more about the late Olympic hero and why Dr Cheng continues to make the trip from China to see the centre.  
August 8, 2017

Interview with Dr. H.K. Cheng – Part 3 – Memories of Eric Liddell

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr HK Cheng, a former student of Eric Liddell, here to the centre. Listen to Dr Cheng’s memories of Scottish athletic hero, Eric Liddell.  
August 7, 2017

Interview with Dr. H.K. Cheng – Part 2 – Introduction to rugby

Watch our special visitor, Dr Cheng, discuss how Eric Liddell introduced Chinese students to Rugby.  
August 4, 2017

Interview with Dr. H.K. Cheng – Part 1 – Respect for a hero

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of welcoming 90-year-old Dr HK Cheng all the way from China. Dr Cheng attended the school in China where Eric Liddell taught during his time as a missionary. Watch the first in a series of videos of Dr Cheng’s experiences, and listen to why […]
August 4, 2017

Oldest living student of Olympic hero Eric Liddell visits Edinburgh

  A 90-year-old man, believed to be the last living student of Scottish athlete Eric Liddell, has visited the Edinburgh community hub set up in the Olympic hero’s name. Eric Liddell is well known in Scotland as an Olympic gold medallist who studied and played rugby at Edinburgh University in […]
July 3, 2017

Support for People with Dementia is Vital for Wellbeing

Dr Martha Pollard the Dementia Support and Education Co-Ordinator at the Eric Liddell Centre recently contributed to The Scotman’s 200 Voices speaking about her role here.
June 29, 2017

Eric Liddell Centre Registers Major Increase in Demand

Over the last year we’ve seen a substantial increase in activity at the Eric Liddell Centre. The Centre provided 5106 hours of community activity – a 24 per cent increase from the previous year – where 4110 hours were recorded. One hundred and thirty seven groups used the Centre during […]
June 20, 2017

Edinburgh SW Foodbank

The Eric Liddell Centre is becoming a collection point for the Edinburgh SW Foodbank in collaboration with Edinburgh Gorgie Salvation Army. A table has been set up on the ground floor next to the banners today where you can donate non-perishable food items like, cereal, soups, tinned meat and vegetables, […]