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Damage at Inverness café secretly paid for

By Neil MacPhail

WORKERS at a community café and bicycle workshop in the city are happier now despite being broken into and having cash stolen.

They have received an anonymous donation to pay for the damage caused during the break-in overnight on Thursday, September 5 – and to treat the team to a cake and coffee.

Ferga Perry, projects co-ordinator with Velocity Café on Stephen’s Brae said: “It was such a hard thing to get your head round. Why would someone chose to steal from us when we’re all about our community and putting effort and time and emotion back into it?

“But good things have come out of the burglary. We learned how to keep ourselves safer, and our anonymous benefactor has given us enough money to cover the cost of the repairs and the replacement of the safes and lock. The lovely bit is they recognise the good that Velocity bring to Inverness, and that in spite of the burglary they want us to feel appreciated.”

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