We are proud to announce that we have raised £1,400 for Sue Ryder at Deeview Court with a one-off charity gig at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen. We have a number of musically talented personnel at the firm that make up an in-house band called ‘Oldplay’. Friday 13th November 2015 saw them swopping their suits for denim, dusting off their guitars and warming up their vocal chords to give Aberdeen a night to remember.
The band, who normally play at our Christmas parties, is made up of current and former Partners and staff. The band is well named as it features a number of senior lawyers, including vocalist Brian Healy who is a former President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.
In the lead up to the event we promoted the gig through various channels and the response and subsequent turnout on the night was fantastic. 140 people attended, and with tickets priced at £10 each, raised an admirable £1,400 for Sue Ryder in Deeview Court. Music included classic covers of everything from Little Richard and the Stones to Adele and Paolo Nutini.
In May 2015, Sue Ryder at Deeview Court in Aberdeen, was nominated as the firm’s current charity and the partnership will run until April 2017. Deeview Court is a purpose-built neurological care centre based in Aberdeen. The facility offers a safe and secure environment for its 22 residents who have a range of life limiting conditions, including motor neuron’s disease; multiple sclerosis; Huntington’s disease and acquired brain injury. Staff are trained and equipped to provide specialist care and support for residents which enables them to live life as fully and independently as possible.