MSP welcomes Sue Ryder fundraising success



3 July 2019

North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has welcomed the news that the Sue Ryder “Gothenburg Greats” themed dinner at the Marcliffe Hotel on 27 June raised an impressive £27,000 for its Dee View Court facility.

Lewis said: “I was delighted to attend the dinner on 27 June, which featured a Q&A session with Aberdeen FC legends Jim Leighton, Neil Simpson and John Hewitt.

“The work that the Sue Ryder Dee View Court facility does is incredibly important to so many people in the local community of all ages suffering from neurological conditions.

“I was honoured to be part of an evening which has brought Sue Ryder one step closer to its £3.9 million fundraising target to house an extra 40 people at this excellent facility.”

Lewis has tabled a motion in Parliament on the fundraising success.

Title: Gothenburg Great Hosts Sue Ryder Fundraiser Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the success of the recent Gothenburg Greats’ themed dinner, organised by Sue Ryder at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen on 27 June 2019, which has raised £27,000 as part of a two-year fundraising drive to secure £3.9 million to expand the Sue Ryder Dee View Court facility in Aberdeen; understands that the facility provides 24 residents of all ages who have neurological conditions, including motor neurone disease, Huntingdon’s disease, multiple sclerosis and severe brain injuries, with specialist care and support; recognises that this expansion will allow 40 more residents to call the facility their home with the aim of having them moved in by the end of this year; notes the contribution of the Aberdeen FC and Scotland goalkeeper, Jim Leighton, in hosting the Gothenburg-themed dinner, which featured a question and answer session with him, Neil Simpson and John Hewitt from the European Cup Winners’ Cup winning team that beat Real Madrid in the final in Gothenburg in 1983, and wishes all involved the very best of success in reaching their fundraising target, which has already surpassed the £3 million mark.