Lowry family donate new defibrillator

Shauna Loughran


Shauna Loughran

THE family of the late, Steven Lowry, from Ahoghill have presented a defibrillator Causeway Coast and Glens Council at their Carrick Dhu Caravan site.

Council Chief Executive David Jackson accepted the defibrillator gratefully from Steven's parents, David and Karen Lowry, of the Steven Lowry Memorial Trust.

David and Karen sadly lost their son Steven in 2011 after he collapsed and died from a heart attack after training with Ahoghill Rovers, of which he was Team Captain.

Mr Lowry was with his fiancee Kathryn when he took ill.

The couple had just got engaged in recent months.

An ambulance was called and despite the crew frantically working on Steven for an hour, he sadly could not be saved.

His devastated family have since made it their mission to provide defibrillators wherever they can in the community and have raised thousands of pounds to buy each defibrillator.

Each costs more than £1,100 plus the costs of installation and training.

The family have provided defibrillators for Ahoghill Rovers, Ahoghill Thistle, local Coaching for Christ group, the Community Centre in Ahoghill as well as in a variety of other locations.

Steven was born on June 1, 1984 in Ballymena.

He lived in Ahoghill with his parents David and Karen and older brother Gareth.

Steven attended Ahoghill playgroup, Fourtowns Primary School and Cullybackey High School. Steven made a total of 306 appearances for Ahoghill Rovers.

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