More than £2,000 pledged towards defibrillator appeal in memory of Richmond man

Tiny Power.

A retired Richmond firefighter has raised more than £2,000 towards a new public defibrillator.

Together with five friends, Steve Morris will cycle more than 240km along the Wolds Way on July 22 and 23.

Sponsorship money raised from the challenge will go to the Heart of Richmond, a community group which aims to install life-saving defibrillators across Richmond.

Steve is taking on the challenge in memory of his friend and neighbour, Tiny Power, from Richmond, who died suddenly in January.

So far, more than £2,100 has been donated, just short of Steve’s target of £2,250, which would pay for a defibrillator for the town.

Steve said: “Tiny was well known in the town and has left a big hole in our neighbourhood.

“After his death I suggested to his widow, Christine, that I raised money, in his memory, for a defibrillator, which she fully supported.”

Christine and his niece Skye are organising a raffle to help with the fundraising.

It is hoped this will raise enough to buy a second device.

To donate to the appeal, click here.




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  1. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and to all those businesses who have kindly donated prizes for the raffle.

    Big thanks too, to Steve and friends for undertaking the bike ride and raising funds for such a great cause in memory of my amazing husband and a special shout out to Crystal Newman for everything she is doing to help Skye and I organise the Raffle.

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