Nurses at a flood-hit care centre in Aberdeen have been honoured with a surprise thank you and performance from the city’s own pop music legend Annie Lennox.
Workers at the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre in Dee View Court received a special message sent by the Eurythmics frontwoman from across the pond just days after part of the building was damaged in last week’s flash floods.
The 65-year-old has been spending lockdown stateside in her Los Angeles home, but recorded a short verse from her 1985 hit There Must Be An Angel to share with staff in a morale-boosting video.
Ms 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.”
The charity says the coronavirus pandemic, Aberdeen’s local lockdown and last week’s flooding has posed “significant challenges” for the specialist centre which cares for adults with a range of neurological conditions such as Huntington’s Disease and multiple sclerosis.
Dee View Court’s clinical director, Val Maxwell, said: “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 there 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 Sue Ryder Dee View Court, who have put their own concerns and worries about coronavirus aside in order to continue 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.”