Imagine you can’t walk, talk or feed yourself. And even though you’re only 30, you’re living in an older people’s care home because there is nowhere else for you to go.
As Scotland’s only purpose-built specialist neurological care centre, demand for a place at Dee View Court is high, and there is a waiting list of 15 people that never gets any shorter. With places rarely becoming available and demand continuing to grow across the country, we desperately need to expand.
To reach more people, we need to raise £3.9 million to extend Dee View Court, to build new specially adapted rooms and apartments, and give us the flexibility to care for a further 20 people.
It’s a big project, and one we cannot do alone. You can help us realise our vision, and give more people in your community the care and support they need and deserve.
In June 2017 we launched a two-year fundraising appeal to raise £3.9 million to extend Dee View Court and provide a home for 20 more people.
Donate to the Dee View Court Capital Appeal
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Scottish musicians Bobby Gillespie, Calvin Harris, Simple Minds, Annie Lennox, Sharleen Spiteri and DJ and producer Graeme Park have all donated auction prizes to fund the expansion of Sue Ryder Dee View Court.
Take our virtual tour and see how the centre will look once work has been completed!
Other ways to support the appeal
Built in 2003, thanks to the phenomenal generosity of many individuals and grant-giving trusts and foundations, Sue Ryder Dee View Court is testament to the power of philanthropy to change lives.
But we no longer have the space to care for everyone who needs us, and so we ask you to consider helping us to extend our incredible care to more people.
As a philanthropic supporter of the Capital Appeal for Sue Ryder Dee View Court, you’ll see our work at first-hand and really understand how your support is changing lives. We would be delighted to work with you to explore how you can make a difference to Sue Ryder Dee View Court.
Become a Patron
If you are considering making a personal gift or would like to enquire about becoming a Sue Ryder Dee View Court Patron by making a minimum gift of £5,000, please contact:
Head of Philanthropy
Tel: 07920 285 897
Trusts and Foundations
If you represent a trust or grant-making foundation, please contact:
Tel: 07970 836 058
Your company can be the difference between a person living with a complex neurological condition receiving the right care they need, and that person feeling like they’ve been written off.
Our ambition is to give more people in the North-East of Scotland access to the personalised and specialist care they need to thrive. Your support can help us make that a reality.
By supporting our Capital Appeal, your company and employees will be helping build brighter futures for people in your community and making a difference to their everyday lives. There are many ways we can work together to transform lives. Below are just a few examples of how you can get involved.
Charity of the Year
An ongoing partnership with Sue Ryder Dee View Court is a great way to engage your staff and customers.
Regardless of the size of your company, we can work with you to develop and deliver a partnership that meets the goals of your organisation. This includes dedicated account management, personalised events, volunteering opportunities, media support and a host of other benefits.
Your donation, regardless of its size, can make a big difference to Dee View Court.
Your gift can be used to build a specially adapted ensuite bedroom with specialist hoist and shower features, or a supported-living apartment to help people to re-learn basic life skills and regain their independence. However much you can donate, we will work with you to ensure that you know how your money is making an impact.
The Sue Ryder brand is getting noticed; we were in the top 50 charities in the 2015 Charity Brand Index and the highest riser the year before.
You can associate your brand with us in a number of ways, raising your profile through association with our trusted charity. There are many fundraising and event sponsorship opportunities in the Aberdeen community that will help you promote your organisation.
Whether it’s jumping out of an aeroplane, running your first half-marathon, or taking on an epic outdoor adventure challenge, employees across Scotland have been signing up to #TeamIncredible to help provide incredible neurological care to more people who need our help.
Our Aberdeen fundraising team can engage and support your staff, ensuring they know exactly how their hard work will make a difference.
We can work with your staff to deliver fundraising activities that are right for them: something that complements their day rather than interrupting it.
We know that your employees are busy people, and we’re confident that we can find activities that meet your company's needs.
Want to talk about how your company can support the Dee View Court Capital Appeal?
Emma Leiper Finlayson
Capital Appeal Manager
Tel: 07974 262 419
Brick by Brick campaign - buy a brick
Pledge to fundraise or buy a brick to support our Dee View Appeal.
Each brick is £1,000. You can add a name to show your support for the appea, and help us build more rooms and specialist facilities.
Frequently asked questions about the Dee View Court Capital Appeal
Why are you extending Dee View Court?
As demand for expert neurological care continues to grow across the country, we desperately need to expand. Our waiting list never gets any shorter and we want to create a bigger Dee View Court for people that need us: a place where they can receive the care they need and deserve to live their lives as fully as possible.
What will the extension look like?
The extension will allow us the flexibility to care for an additional 20 people. This will consist of 14 new ensuite bedrooms and six supported living apartments.
There will be three elements to the extension: a double-story building connected to the existing building with a link corridor; an annexe; and the reconfiguration of rooms within the existing building into bedrooms.
When will you start the expansion work?
Building work has begun and is due to be completed by August 2019.
How many people benefit from the services at Sue Ryder Dee View Court currently and how many will benefit after the expansion is complete?
We currently provide facilities for up to 24 residents at any one time at Sue Ryder Dee View Court. Following the expansion we will be able to offer room for up to 44 people in total – nearly double.
How will the extension benefit the wider community?
By creating additional supported living apartments, we will be able to provide ongoing support for a larger number of people in the community. The apartments are geared towards the rehabilitation of those with neurological conditions who are able to live more independently but still need close access to care.
We also currently have two outreach services to help and support people in the local community, and aim to expand these services once the centre is complete.
Finally, to enable us to care for more people, the extension requires us to recruit an additional 74 staff, including nurses and carers.
How can I support the Dee View Court Capital Appeal?
There are so many ways that you can help us build better futures and help give more people in the Aberdeen community the support they need and deserve.
We’re recruiting for a number of our 2019 challenge events, which include a Fire Walk, or you could organise your own event - the more creative the better! Why not run ten 10Ks, bake for a cake sale, climb a mountain or swim a sponsored distance?
If you're feeling ambitions you can also pledge to raise a £1,000 brick for our Appeal by taking part in the Brick by Brick campaign.
You could also champion our cause and nominate us as your company’s charity the year, or as the beneficiary for social events, quiz nights, Christmas Jumper days… the list is endless.
Help us reach our goal and be part of an incredible project.
Learn more about the appeal
To learn more about Dee View Court and how you can support our fundraising appeal, please email the fundraising team firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 245 920.
Volunteer at Dee View Court
Volunteer at Dee View Court