Gothenburg Greats event raises nearly £30,000 for Dee View Court appeal

© SuppliedSue Ryder Gothenburg Greats Football Dinner at Marcliffe Hotel.
Sue Ryder Gothenburg Greats Football Dinner at Marcliffe Hotel.

Jim Leighton has spoken of his delight after his involvement with two other Gothenburg Greats at a charity dinner raised nearly £30,000 for Sue Ryder Dee View Court.

The former Scotland and Aberdeen goalkeeper joined Neil Simpson and John Hewitt for the event at the Marcliffe and the trio recalled their involvement in the Dons’ famous European Cup-Winners Cup triumph in 1983.

Mr Leighton, 61, has backed the Aberdeen-based centre’s campaign to raise £3.9million to fund a major expansion and the charity has already passed the £3m mark with construction work in progress at the site.

He said: “I had a great night with my old mates Neil and John doing a Q&A and raising money for Sue Ryder Dee View Court.

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Sue Ryder Gothenburg Greats Football Dinner at Marcliffe Hotel.

“This is Scotland’s only specialist neurological care centre, providing care for residents experiencing serious life changing conditions such as motor neurone disease, Huntingtons, multiple sclerosis and acquired brain injuries.

“I have been overwhelmed by the fantastic work they do and how the staff and the residents always seem to have a smile on their face.

“We managed to make more than £27k on the night which is amazing and it will help to support this vitally important appeal.

“But we need the local community – individuals, business, organisations, and community groups – to donate, volunteer and get involved.”

Further information can be found at www.sueryder.org/deeviewappeal or by phoning 01224 245 920.

 

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