Our charity appeal to build a bigger and better neurological care facility for Scotland has raised £1 million.
The milestone has been reached thanks to hundreds of Scottish fundraisers, businesses and organisations who have backed the Sue Ryder Dee View Court Capital Appeal to extend Scotland’s only purpose-built neurological centre, which provides care and support for people aged 18 and over with life-changing conditions affecting the brain and nervous system.
The aim is to raise £3.9 million and hitting this £1 million milestone means we are well on our way to building the new extension to the care centre. We want to develop and expand our neurological care services to better meet the needs of people with long-term neurological conditions in and around Aberdeen.
"We are massively encouraged by this £1 million fundraising milestone and we would like to thank all our donors who helped us reach this," said Dee View Court Centre Director Valerie Maxwell. "We are indebted to everyone and, with your continued support, we shall not stop until we’ve reached our fundraising goal.
"It’s crucial that we get the new extension built. Sue Ryder Dee View Court has played a key role in the delivery of expert and compassionate long-term care for people living with complex care and support needs for over 13 years, receiving referrals from across Scotland.
"We plan on expanding Sue Ryder Dee View Court so we can give more people the care they need and deserve. We currently provide facilities for up to 24 residents at any one time; following the expansion, we will be able to offer room for up to 43 people in total – nearly double," she adds.
Thank you for your support so far
Sue Ryder is also grateful for the generous support from the trustees of The Garfield Weston Foundation who have donated an amazing £300,000 to the appeal. This has really given momentum to our fundraising efforts and we hope will encourage others to follow suit.
"We wish the appeal continued success and look forward to seeing the completion of the extended Dee View Court," said Philippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation.
"It’s important that more people in Scotland with complex neurological conditions can access the care and support they need and deserve."
Locals in Aberdeen: get involved
Sue Ryder needs to raise £3.9 million to build the extension and provide much needed services for people with neurological conditions in Scotland. To do this, we need the support of the local community – individuals, corporate companies, organisations and community groups to donate, volunteer and get involved.
Together we can help more people get the care they need. We see the person, not their condition.
If you are looking for a festive way to support our appeal why not join us for carols on Saturday 9th December 2017? Sue Ryder is holding a Carols at the Kirk concert from 3 to 4.30pm at Kirk of St Nicholas, Aberdeen.
This is a Christmas event featuring local choirs, refreshments and a chance for the audience to join in with some Christmas carols.
For further information or to support our Dee View Court Capital Appeal, please visit: www.sueryder.org/deeviewappeal