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Published On: Tue, Nov 14th, 2017 at 5:49pm

Going for Gold Fundraiser for Eric Liddell Centre

The Eric Liddell Centre are organising a Going for Gold Fundraising Gala on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at The Sheraton Grand.

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).
 
 

This will be the 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 possible.

Scottish Rugby’s points-record holder Chris Paterson MBE and award-winning author Alexander McCall Smith CBE are special guest speakers. Comedian and columnist Susan Morrison will be compère, St Mary’s Music School will provide evening entertainment and a silent and online auction will help raise funds for the centre to increase its wide range of services for Edinburgh’s community groups.

The full list of auction items can be found here and details of how to purchase tickets to the gala here.

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 (centre), with three Olympic medals belonging to Eric Liddell, pictured in the Eric Liddell Centre, Morningside, Edinburgh. Pictured with John MacMillan (right), Eric Liddell Centre chief executive.
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, Alexander and John, are (from left), his gold 400 metres medal, his bronze 200 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 (left).
More info from: Felicity Felicity MacFarlane, Indigo PR – 0131 554 1230 – 07584 672 301 – felicity@indigopr.com
Photography from: Colin Hattersley Photography – www.colinhattersley.com – cphattersley@gmail.com – 07974 957 388.

Photography from: Colin Hattersley Photography – www.colinhattersley.comcphattersley@gmail.com – 07974 957 388.

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