Dee View Court healthcare staff, residents and volunteers celebrating the news.
In June 2017, Sue Ryder Dee View Court neurological centre in Kincorth, Aberdeen, launched a £3.9 million capital appeal to fund an extension to increase capacity from 24 residents to 55.
Thanks to a generous donation of £500,000 from the Robertson Trust and £286,000 from the Morrisons Foundation, plus the great support from the local community, the appeal total has now exceeded the £2 million mark.
Not only is Sue Ryder Dee View Court the only purpose built specialist neurological centre in the whole of Scotland – it also sets the standard on caring for neurological conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease, Huntingtons Disease and multiple sclerosis in Scotland.
The expansion to Dee View will give more people a chance to get the most out of life by giving them the care they need and deserve.
The work to build the extension is set to begin June 2018 and to be completed in Spring 2019.
Staff at Sue Ryder are delighted with the support shown from both the Aberdeen business sector and public.
"We are absolutely over the moon"
A recent Fire Walk hosted by Sue Ryder displayed the immense interest of the appeal from the North East of Scotland.
"We are absolutely over the moon to reach the £2 million milestone," said Centre Director Valerie Maxwell. "It means so much to everyone at Dee View Court and we’ve been blown away by the support to date.
"We still have £1.8 million to raise and we really need the people of Aberdeen’s support to help us get there. It’s a big project and one we can’t do alone, so we are hoping more local people and businesses and people will reach out," she continued.
"We would like to thank the Robertson Trust and the Morrisons Foundation for their incredibly generous donations towards our capital appeal. This will help us create a bigger care centre for people who desperately need our specialist care. It will mean that more people can move from often inappropriate settings, such as care for the elderly facilities, and receive specialist support to help them lead full and happy lives," Valerie added.
Get behind the Dee View Court Capital Appeal
We want to urge local people, schools and businesses to get behind the appeal by signing up to our recently launched Brick By Brick campaign, which challenges groups to raise £1,000 to pay for a 'brick' of the much-needed extension.
Support the Brick by Brick campaign
Find out more about the Capital Appeal