Stamford XT gives £1,200 to Cafe Black for defibrillator

Stamford XT treasurer Steve Marsh donates ?1,200 to buy a defibrillator to Cafe Black co-owner Hannah Darby. EMN-150906-144555001
Stamford XT treasurer Steve Marsh donates ?1,200 to buy a defibrillator to Cafe Black co-owner Hannah Darby. EMN-150906-144555001
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A cafe owner has expressed her delight and gratitude after a charity stepped up to buy a defibrillator - less than a week after an appeal was launched.

After the appeal was featured in last week’s Mercury, Stamford XT, which is an association of former Round Table members, has donated £1,200 to Cafe Black.

Hannah Darby, who runs the cafe in Stamford’s High Street with Jim Harding, appealed to people to raise the money to install the life-saving equipment after she went on a first aid course.

And she was stunned when Stamford XT stumped up the whole amount on Tuesday.

Jon Weston is chairman of the group for this year.

Stamford XT had previously donated £250 towards the Dosh4Defibs campaign to get a defibrillator in every Stamford primary school and had been looking for a suitable location to install a defibrillator in the centre of town.

Jon said: “Cafe Black’s appeal was a perfect match for what we wanted to do, so it didn’t take us long to agree to fund the entire cost of the defibrillator.”

Hannah said she was overwhelmed at the generosity from Stamford XT.

She said: “ I am absolutely delighted that we will be able to install a defib in Cafe Black so quickly.! It is amazing news!”

Hannah said she had also been amazed at support from members of the public who had donated generously towards her campaign.

She is now looking to pass on the £235 collected to another business to kick-start their campaign - to ensure even more defibrillators in the town.

The Mercury is keen to highlight the efforts of other businesses running campaigns for defibrillators. Call our newsdesk on 01780 758951 or e-mail kerry.coupe@jpress.co.uk.