Certas Energy, Britain’s largest independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, has made a donation of £3,000 to the Sue Ryder Dee View Court appeal.
The donation follows the Larbert-based firm’s annual dinner which was held at the Inchyra Grange Hotel in Grangemouth.
It was sparked by the company’s desire to support its regional sales manager Jim Sloan, whose wife Maxine died from sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
During the final six months of her life, Mrs Sloan was cared for by Sue Ryder’s specialist homecare team in Stirling.
The donation will be used to help with the expansion of Sue Ryder’s Dee View Court centre in Aberdeen, which is Scotland’s only purpose-built neurological care centre.
The centre in Kincorth, cares for people with a number of neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and motor neurone disease.
The centre is planned to double in size and will have a dedicated training facility.
Mr Sloan said: “The care that Maxine received from Sue Ryder was exemplary.
“At a very difficult time, the staff delivered fantastic care but were also incredibly supportive during the final months of Maxine’s life.
“Since Maxine’s death, I’ve wanted to do all I can to support the work of Sue Ryder and I’m delighted that Certas Energy decided to donate the proceeds from our annual dinner to Sue Ryder.
“To see suppliers donating prizes and colleagues dipping into their pockets to support this fantastic cause was really humbling.
“Both myself and Maxine are former residents of Aberdeen and Maxine’s daughter still attends Aberdeen University.
“It was great to visit Dee View Court and see the work that goes on there.”
Emma Leiper Finlayson, Dee View Court’s capital appeal manager, said: “Jim’s story serves to highlight the fantastic care Sue Ryder’s homecare teams are delivering across communities in Scotland.”