The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect individuals and families in every part of society, across the globe, including those in our own local Edinburgh community. Sadly, it looks as though it will be with us for some time yet.
Like many charities and community organisations, the Eric Liddell Centre has had a difficult, and at times, challenging year. With our Community Hub and Day Care Centre still closed to all but a few classes, we continue to lose around £15,000 each month in income. This means we are struggling to maintain the level of funds we need to remain active. In response to this, and to avoid possible risk of closure, we have made the decision to continue with our emergency CoVcare Funding Appeal. Your support will enable the Eric Liddell Centre to continue supporting the local community of Edinburgh, and the vulnerable people within our local community, who rely on our care services.
We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has already donated to our appeal, and please be assured, our dedicated staff team are also working hard to secure the funding we need to keep our centre operating.
Here are examples of some of the excellent work we’ve been providing throughout the pandemic:
- Delivery of a Lunch Delivery Programme for Edinburgh’s most vulnerable. 5458 lunches were delivered, in partnership with the private sector and delivered by our committed volunteers.
- Ongoing practical support help and advice for those living with dementia; shopping, collecting prescriptions, wellbeing phone calls to clients, families, and carers. As well as other fun and engaging activities.
- Online, digital, health and wellbeing activities to keep mind, body, and soul active.
- Phone support to individuals, carers, families and groups, who need extra support, advice, and contact.
- Innovative support programmes for those in the most vulnerable group due to advanced age, health condition or disability, or in a caring role. These people are socially disconnected from friends, family and loved ones and as a result need emotional support to respond to loneliness and isolation, financial worry, anxiety and depression, health concerns and sadly, bereavement.
Please be assured that I, along with all our staff and volunteers, will be doing everything in our power to ensure that the Eric Liddell Centre continues to make a difference to the lives of others throughout 2021.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
CEO – Eric Liddell Centre
“The Eric Liddell Centre helps so many people in so many ways, from dementia
care and supporting carers to creating a friendly space where you will find a wide range of activities for all age groups and a community café. It is a wellloved community hub and you are always welcomed with a smile.” – Voice from our community
“…really grateful for the wellbeing calls made to mum and for mum’s laundry
being done. Mum speaks a lot about the phone calls from Day Care staff and
she’s grateful for the activities and books being delivered – she has been really
enjoying the newsletter too.” – Quote from a service user
Ways to donate
Email the team: firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATE platform on our website:
Donate by cheque / postal order, please make payable to:
Eric Liddell Centre, FREEPOST RSEH-ESBT-HAHL, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP
To make a bank transfer to our account, please use the following details:
Account name: Eric Liddell Centre
Account number: 00419108
Sort Code: 80-02-85
The Eric Liddell Centre works hard to change perceptions of living with dementia, disabilities and mental health issues –we aim to show that living a full life can be achieved with the correct support. Over the last 40 years we have established a specialist Dementia Day Care Service, Carers Programme, Befriending Service and Caring Soles (footcare) Service. Our staff care for people as we would do one of our own.