New defibrillator at Ardeer, Stevenston.

Publication date 08 March 2023

A new Public Access Defibrillator is now available at Doon the Beach Community Café in Ardeer, Stevenston.

The café was built in memory of Shirley Morgan, a much-loved member of the local community.

The donors are Lynn Cleal and Andrew Smith, who were joined by Jess Duncan Chair of Ayrshire and Arran St John Scotland, Anne Cochrane mother of the late Shirley Morgan, Margaret Sweeney volunteer at the community cafe, and HMcoastguards who were all present at the unveiling on the 8th of March 2023.

Lynn Cleal and Andrew from St John Scotland followed the Defibrillator unveiling with a CPR and Defibrillator training session.

Lynn Cleal said: ‘’Andrew and I were delighted to provide this life-saving equipment to such a hard-working dedicated community initiative. We look forward to visiting the Doon the Beach Café soon.’’

Margaret Sweeney said: ‘’All the staff at Doon the Beach are highly delighted to have been chosen for this donation. To have it dedicated to Shirley makes it extra special. She is so sadly missed by all the people she had supported.’’

Chair of St John Scotland in Ayrshire & Arran, Jess Duncan: “We are delighted to partner with the wonderful team at ‘Doon the Beach’ community café. It was a pleasure to officially unveil the 24/7 public access defibrillator at this great new facility, and to acknowledge the contribution of the late Shirley Morgan to this community. It was especially touching to have her mum, Anne, with us.” Jess added: ‘’We are extremely grateful to Lynn and Andrew for their generous donation and for demonstrating CPR.’’