She is one of the Granite City’s greatest musical talents.
And now, Annie Lennox has produced a special new video, featuring one of her most famous hits, to commend the staff at Sue Ryder Dee View Court in Aberdeen for their tireless work in helping residents during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The international star recorded an excerpt from the Eurythmics song There Must Be An Angel to thank the nurses and support staff at what is Scotland’s only specialist neurological care centre, based in Kincorth.
The impact of the pandemic, exacerbated by the more recent second lockdown in Aberdeen and problems sparked by local flooding, has posed significant challenges for the staff who provide round-the-clock care to more than 40 people with a variety of serious conditions, including Huntington’s disease, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and severe stroke at the newly-expanded Dee View Court facility.
Speaking before her performance, Mrs Lennox said: “Here is a small message of huge appreciation to all the nurses and care staff at Sue Ryder Dee View Court in my hometown of Aberdeen.
“I am so impressed with everything that you are doing right now, so I thought that I could perhaps sing a little song for you to show my thanks.”
Valerie Maxwell, the centre’s director, said that she and her colleagues had been given a huge boost after receiving the video.
She added: “Myself and the staff are blown away by Annie’s kind words and her dedication of such a well-known, beautiful song to the team here who have been nothing short of amazing over the last few months.
“We all stood with open mouths when we watched it – it was such a wonderful surprise.
“I am incredibly grateful to every member of the team here at Dee View Court, who have put their own concerns and worries about coronavirus aside to provide the expert and compassionate care that we are all so proud to deliver.
“They have all really pulled together and it is wonderful for them to see their passion being noticed and appreciated by Annie Lennox.”
To find out more about the work done at Dee View Court, visit sueryder.org