Funeral of our dear friend and colleague, Eric Day
Eric Day made enormous contributions to the disability movement here in Leicester and further afield. He will fondly be remembered as a man whose jovial nature brought a spark to disability campaigning. His family have welcomed Eric’s friends and colleagues to his funeral service and celebration of life gathering on Wednesday 6th of August 2014.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday 6th August at 10am at:
Gilroes Cemetery, Groby Road, Leicester , LE3 9QG.
Following this will be Eric’s celebration of life gathering at approx 11:30am at
LCiL, West End Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester, LE3 5PA.
LCiL loses a dear friend and colleague - Eric Day
When you accept the offer to be a CEO of any organisation you know that sometimes tasks that befall your post will not be pleasant.
Today I most certainly have one of those tasks. It is with great sadness on behalf of the LCiL board and staff; I have to inform you Eric Day passed away whilst on his Holidays on the 21st of July.
On behalf of everyone involved with LCiL I would like to pass on our condolences at this sad time to Eric’s family and friends.
All of you, who knew Eric, knew Eric as a true gentleman, a pleasure to be with at all times.
All of you, who then experienced his commitment to the disability movement, will know what a great loss he will be to the team here at LCiL and not just at LCiL. Eric will be sadly missed by many hundreds of people, people whose lives today are all the better, through Eric’s victories in his working life.
Many more people whose lives have benefitted from Eric’s work will never know of him. Eric wasn’t a sporting hero, or television star, however, his work had an enormous positive influence upon the lives of many disabled people. Eric Day always happiest at work, when asked to share with us his vast wealth of knowledge when we “Asked Eric”.
The Same Friendly Services
We will continue to offer the same friendly and professional services as we have always done from our new address.
As a disabled people’s user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people, we continue our pledge to work in innovative ways based on the social model of disability.
Our new centre will allow us to better support disabled people at a local, regional and national level to exercise choice and control for independent living.
Just some of the things we will continue to offer:
- Information, Advice, Guidance and Legal Surgeries
- Resources, Publications and Events that keep you up to date
- A safe haven to report Hate Crimes
- Payroll Services
- Access Audits
- Accessible Meeting Spaces and Room Hire
- Research and Consultancy
- The Equality Standard