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’s, Dee View Court Neurological Care Centre, in Aberdeen.
Annie who is from Aberdeen, has donated a pair of tickets to her one-woman, sold-out show ‘An Evening of music and Conversation’ which takes place at SEC Armadillo Glasgow on Thursday 26th September.
Annie said of her donation; ‘Centres such as Sue Ryder Dee View Court really improve the quality of life for those in the local community. As an Aberdonian – I’m honoured to be able to support the appeal.‘
Sharleen Spiteri has donated two tickets for her performance with Texas at this year’s C4R-FEST (Sunday 25th August in Hampshire). The lucky fans will also have the chance to meet Sharleen backstage before the show.
Sharleen, whose father has the neurological condition Parkinson’s, said of her donation; ‘I know from experience the difference that places such as Sue Ryder Dee View Court make for people who are living with neurological conditions – the charity needs to raise £3.9Million to expand the centre and I really do wish them the best of luck in getting there.’
Bobby Gillespie from Scottish rock band, Primal Scream has donated a signed copy of the iconic album, Screamdelica to the appeal – the first album to ever be awarded a Mercury Prize.
Producer, DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris, who is the most played Scottish artist of the 21st century, has donated signed vinyl and a signed platinum disc
Iconic Glaswegian rock group Simple Minds, has donated a pair of ‘meet- and-greet tickets to an upcoming performance in 2020.
Meanwhile Aberdonian DJ and producer, Graeme Park, a pioneer of the UK rave scene and a leading figure of the Hacienda nightclub has donated a signed vinyl to the appeal.
Pamela Mackenzie, Director of Neurological Services and Scotland at Sue Ryder said of the donation: ‘We are overwhelmed to have such amazing donations from Scotland’s most famous and loved musicians.’ She continues; ‘Money raised from these donations will bring us one step closer to expanding Dee View Court and providing more specialist neurological care for people across Scotland.’
To bid for these prizes and raise vital funds for the Dee View Court appeal visit here.
For more information on the appeal https://www.sueryder.org/how-we-can-help/dee-view-court/support