Members of Team Liddell who undertook the virtual Kiltwalk last month raised £8,243.01 for the Eric Liddell Centre.

The total raised was matched by Sir Tom Hunter and they now have £16,486.02 to help the organisation continue to provide their services. The charity is a registered care charity and community hub. They work hard to change perceptions of people living with dementia, disabilities or mental health issues, and help both individuals and families to live life to the full notwithstanding.

Since March 2020 the charity has delivered key services including:

  • Lunch Delivery Programme delivered 5,500 lunches to vulnerable people 
  • Practical support, help and advice to those living with dementia 
  • Online, digital, health and wellbeing activities to keep mind, body and soul active
  • Phone support to individuals, carers, groups and individuals who need some support, advice and contact
  • Innovative support programmes for those in Edinburgh who were in the “sheltered group”

Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell Centre, John MacMillan said: “I am very pleased with the outcome of the Kiltwalk and would like to thank everyone who made a donation to #TeamLiddell. The £16,486.02 raised will allow us to continue making a difference to people’s lives during these difficult times. I am very proud of the team, and thankful to Sir Tom Hunter for arranging the Kiltwalk every year and adding 100% to our and others good causes.” 

Top line (from left to right): Zsofia B Molnar – Communications Administrator, Martha Pollard – Dementia Support and Befriending Coordinator, Julie Carter – Building Operations Manager
Middle line: Blu the CEO’s dog, Tirion Seymour – ELC Trustee
Bottom line: John MacMillan – CEO, Emma Vickerstaff – Fundraising Manager, Lynda Hay – Community Fundraiser