The Eric Liddell Centre have set an aspirational three-year fundraising target of £120,000 to secure the future of their popular Caring Soles footcare service.
The care charity and community hub based in South Edinburgh are refusing to rest on their laurels after successfully launching an emergency fundraising appeal in January which has raised £40,000 for the service following an unsuccessful funding bid made to the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board in late 2018. The £40,000 raised so far ensures the delivery of Caring Soles until the end of March 2020.
It is hoped that by reaching this target, the service, which is delivered in Wester Hailes, Gorgie/Dalry, Restalrig and Morningside, can be preserved for the foreseeable future.John MacMillan, Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell Centre said:
“We have been completely overwhelmed with the level of support which we have received for our emergency fundraising appeal. This speaks volumes about the high regard in which the Caring Soles service is held and has allowed us the breathing space to continue to run the service while we continue to seek external funding for future years.
“In the meantime, the Caring Soles service still remains reliant on donations in order to remain operational. By setting ourselves this ambitious target, in addition to adjusting costs of appointments, we are taking steps to ensure that this popular service becomes self-sustainable.”
Online donations to the service can be made here.