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The Eric Liddell Centre Fundraising Gala

By at November 14, 2017 | 6:33 pm | 0 Comment

Alexander McCall Smith and Chris Paterson Launch Eric Liddell Medals Charity Dinner, Edinburgh, 30/10/2017:
The two speakers at the Eric Liddell charity dinner - Chris Paterson (Scottish rugby international, left) and internationally renowned writer Alexander McCall Smith, with three Olympic medals belonging to Eric Liddell, pictured in the Eric Liddell Centre, Morningside, Edinburgh.
  Athlete Eric Liddell was famously portrayed in the "Chariots of Fire" 1981 British film - about his 1924 Paris Olympics sprinting victories.
Eric's three 1924 medals, held by Chris and Alexander, are (from left) his bronze 200 metres medal, his gold 400 metres medal and the 1924 Olympic participation medal (given to all the athletes who participated in the 1924 Games).  The medals are captioned in the correct order - general ageing and tarnishing has changed their appearance, especially of the gold medal (centre). 
  More info from:  Felicity Felicity MacFarlane, Indigo PR - 0131 554 1230 - 07584 672 301 -
Photography from: Colin Hattersley Photography - - - 07974 957 388.

The Eric Liddell Centre Going for Gold Fundraising Gala Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017 Venue: Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh Information: Inaugural fundraising gala for the Eric Liddell Centre, a registered Edinburgh care charity that specialises in care for the elderly and dementia services with the aim of support people to remain in their own homes for as long as

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How to incorporate charity into your business model

By at November 1, 2016 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment


If you run your own business, the chances are that you like to think of yourself as an active person who contributes to the local community. What better way to do so than through charity? It’s not just for big corporations and wealthy executives - more and more small and medium-sized businesses are getting involved in philanthropy as a way of giving something back. Why

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How Can You Support Your Favourite Charity?

By at April 7, 2016 | 7:03 pm | 0 Comment

Charities make an enormous contribution to the quality of life across a variety of sectors, helping many different people. According to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, there are more than 24,000 registered charities in Scotland alone, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Estimates suggest that more than £10 billion per year is generated in this

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Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show

By at March 11, 2016 | 6:25 pm | 0 Comment


Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show Opens Tonight at The Biscuit Factory Presents ~ FRESH FROM THE FACTORY March 11th & 12th at The Biscuit Factory, 4-6 Anderson Pl, Edinburgh EH6 5NP The highly anticipated Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show returns tonight (11th March 2016) with a ‘Fresh from the Factory’ format that will see the glassy veneer of the fashion

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Prince’s Trust project spreads festive good will

By at December 22, 2015 | 6:45 pm | 0 Comment

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Front row: Paige Blair, Shamain Brown, Lisa Blair, Jasmine Watt (Social Work student), Jayne Young, Kerry Smith (Prince’s Trust Team Leader), Natalie Brownlie.
Back row: Fraser Mclean, Tristan Ewing, Billy Cameron

(Photo above: L-R. Front row: Paige Blair, Shamain Brown, Lisa Blair, Jasmine Watt (Social Work student), Jayne Young, Kerry Smith (Prince’s Trust Team Leader), Natalie Brownlie. Back row: Fraser Mclean, Tristan Ewing, Billy Cameron) Young people from Edinburgh College’s Prince’s Trust programme are spreading festive good will, donating hampers filled with

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Students give homeless new haircuts for Christmas

By at December 18, 2015 | 5:19 pm | 0 Comment


Edinburgh College’s young hairdressers are swapping salons for the streets this winter for a charity project to provide haircuts to homeless people. Seven hair and beauty students took their scissors to the Salvation Army at The Pleasance and Cross Reach’s  Cunningham House hostel this week, cutting and styling the hair of around 30 clients who use the

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Leith Shopping Centre Donates Easter Eggs

By at April 7, 2015 | 10:32 am | 0 Comment

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LEITH SHOPPING CENTRE DONATES EASTER EGGS TO CHILDREN’S CANCER CHARITY People throughout the city and customers of the Newkirkgate Shopping Centre in Leith have kindly donated over 60 Easter eggs to Edinburgh based charity, Children with Cancer and Leukaemia, Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP). The donation comes following the shopping centre launching an

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Newkirkgate Shopping Centre Leith Is Appealing

By at March 19, 2015 | 9:43 am | 0 Comment

EASTER EGG APPEAL LAUNCHES FOR CCLASP The Newkirkgate Shopping Centre in Leith has teamed up with Edinburgh based charity, Children with Cancer and Leukaemia, Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP), in an appeal to shoppers to help spread some Easter cheer this year. Visitors to the centre are being asked to buy or donate an extra Easter egg, and leave them at a

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Edinburgh photographers give Fife family reason to smile

By at January 27, 2015 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

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Edinburgh College students give young children affected by cancer a reason to smile again Two Edinburgh College photography students have been giving young children affected by cancer a reason to smile by offering them and their families free photo shoots to provide lasting memories. BA Professional Photography students Derek Anderson and David Hamilton-Smith have

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Christmas Charity Volunteers Wanted

By at December 4, 2014 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

CHRISTMAS CHARITY VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR NEWKIRKGATE LEITH Would you like to do something good for someone this Christmas? The British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK stores at the Newkirkgate Shopping Centre at the bottom of Leith Walk are calling on the people of Edinburgh to volunteer their time ahead of Christmas. Both stores have various opportunities on

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