The Eric Liddell Centre is among twenty-six charities to have received a significant donation from the Hospital Saturday Fund.
The dementia care charity and community hub was recognised at a ceremony held at the end of February in Glasgow City Chambers where £80,000 was shared between the charities.
The award of £3,000 to the Eric Liddell Centre will go towards equipping its state of the art sensory space with a new massage chair which will prove to be a significant upgrade for its dementia day care service.
The special reception was hosted by The Rt Hon Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Eva Bolander, represented on the evening by The Lord Dean of Guild, Mr Ian Dickson.
Speaking at the reception on behalf of The Lord Provost, the Lord Dean of Guild celebrated the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund. The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Eva Bolander, had nominated The Lord Provost’s Children’s Fund as her chosen charity for the event, and the donation from HSF will support applications relating to the areas of medical need, ill health or disability.
Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of The Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many wide-ranging charities in Scotland, many of which are less well-known. The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities and help in some way towards the exceptional, tireless work that they do in making such a huge and positive difference to people’s lives.”
John MacMillan, CEO of the Eric Liddell Centre said:
“We are extremely grateful for the support given to us by the Hospital Saturday Fund. This donation is a big help in ensuring that we are able to continue providing our essential caring services for people throughout Edinburgh.”