SCOTSBURN – When Deb Sangster heard the news, she knew she had to help out in some way. After all, Scott Jones and his mother’s family live in Scotsburn.
Deb Sangster of Deb’s Hidden Café in Scotsburn stands with a guitar and amp at her café yesterday. As a fundraiser for Scott Jones, who grew up in Scotsburn, Sangster is accepting donations in exchange for tickets to win the guitar and amp. JOHN BRANNEN – THE NEWS
“I wanted to do something for him,” said Sangster, who owns and operates Deb’s Hidden Café. “I thought about a benefit, but there’s not much space here.”
So, after consulting with her boyfriend and his son, currently in Afghanistan, she decided upon auctioning off a guitar and amp. It’s a good fit, since Scott is musical.
People can stop by the café and give a donation, which will eventually go towards Jones’s recovery, and be entered in a draw to win the guitar and amp.
“It may also be easier for people in the community to stop by and give a donation rather than going online,” said Sangster.
She hopes that by adding a guitar and amp, people who don’t know who Scott will still dig deep. She aims to have the draw this weekend when a craft fair will be gathered at the Scotsburn Fire Hall.
“This tragedy has affected us all,” said Sangster. “Not only will Scott’s life be changed forever, but his family too. They’ll need support.”
Sangster has a strong connection to the Jones family. For the past two years she’s lived across the street from the family and just last summer, one of Jones’s sisters worked at the café.
For the past few weeks when people have come in as part of their routine, Sangster said it’s been hard for people not to talk about tragedy in downtown New Glasgow. Jones was stabbed on Oct. 12 and has been left paralyzed from the waist down.
“We’re all feeling bad. We wondering why something like this happened,” said Sangster.
Donations and ballots for the Rocher guitar and Traynor amp can be obtained by stopping by Deb’s Hidden Café.
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