Community secures defibrillator

Barbara and Bill Brook,chairman of the Pavilion committee, handing over a cheque for �2,000 to Fund vice-chairman Dougie McEwan.
Barbara and Bill Brook,chairman of the Pavilion committee, handing over a cheque for �2,000 to Fund vice-chairman Dougie McEwan.

The Stephen Carey Fund members, like many locals and visitors alike, are not immune to the pleasures of an afternoon drive across the county.

For the current Jam Jar Army beneficiaries their drive last Sunday took them to sunny Bamburgh to meet Bill and Barbara Brook.

Several months ago Barbara, a parish councillor, made contact with the fund to make inquiries about getting a defibrillator for the village.

Local businesses generated donations of £500 and two talks provided voluntarily by Graham Bell, chairman of the North Northumberland Bird Club, brought the total to the £1,000 needed.

What the fund committee weren’t aware of as they made their journey on Sunday is that a further donation of £1,000 had been made by the family of the late Christopher Peace.

Mr Peace loved Northumberland and particularly Bamburgh and his family had been in touch with the parish council with a view to make a donation to a local project.

When they heard about the fund-raising efforts towards a community defibrillator, they agreed immediately that Christopher would have been delighted with their choice.