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Memorial fund unveils another life-saving machine

The unveiling of a Public Access Defibrillator for the community of Lowick. wuth  Dougie and Scott McEwan of The Stephen Carey Fund handing over the defibrillator to the community.  The actual defibrillator is located outside The Village Store, Lowick.

The unveiling of a Public Access Defibrillator for the community of Lowick. wuth Dougie and Scott McEwan of The Stephen Carey Fund handing over the defibrillator to the community. The actual defibrillator is located outside The Village Store, Lowick.

A memorial fund, set up in honour of a footballer who collapsed and died while playing the game, has unveiled its fourth life-saving machine.

The namesake Stephen Carey Fund, created in memory of the 21-year-old from Alnmouth, has put a public-access defibrillator in Lowick, outside The Village Store.

A special ceremony took place in the village hall last week and more than 45 members of the community turned out for the event.

Alex Wheeler, from the North East Ambulance Service, showed the audience how to use the equipment.

The fund has installed defibrillators at Shilbottle, Alnwick and Hipsburn and hopes to have three more in place by the end of February. The ambitious committee wants to install between 20 and 30 units throughout 2014.

Communities and organisations who are interested in a public-access defibrillator for their area or who would like to receive free emergency life-saving training, should contact the fund’s Dave Wilson by emailing davidwilson@thestephencareyfund.co.uk or calling 07855 833730.

 

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