Sporting Icons to Host Eric Liddell Centre Going for Gold Gala

Sporting Icons to Host Eric Liddell Centre Going for Gold Gala

The Eric Liddell Centre’s Going for Gold Gala will be hosted by former British and Irish Lions rugby captain, Gavin Hastings OBE, with Eilidh Doyle, Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete, appearing as the main speaker. The gala will also feature ELC Patron Lord David Puttnam, director of the film, Chariots of Fire.

The event which takes place at Murrayfield on April 26, follows on from the inaugural event held in 2017 which featured Chris Paterson and Alexander McCall Smith as key speakers.

John MacMillan, Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell Centre said: “The last Going for Gold Gala was a fantastic success for the Centre and we’re hoping to build on that with this event. We have some outstanding speakers and entertainment lined up which will make for a great evening. All of the proceeds from this event will help to ensure that we can continue carrying out our caring services throughout Edinburgh.”

Gavin Hastings said: “I’m delighted to offer my support to the Eric Liddell Centre for the Going for Gold Gala at the home of Scottish Rugby. The Centre do a lot for the local community and I hope that the event helps them to raise some much needed funds to continue their valuable work.”

Eilidh Doyle, who recently added a 17th medal to her name at the European Athletics Indoor Championships, said: “I’m glad that I’m able to help to support what looks to be a fantastic event to help the Eric Liddell Centre carry out their caring services for vulnerable people in Edinburgh.”

Tickets for the Going for Gold Gala cost £95 each, a table of 10 can also be purchased for £900. All enquiries should be sent to Owen O’Donnell at