'We can continue his legacy': Trust raises more than £10,000 in memory of Aiden Lowe
PUBLISHED: 13:08 21 February 2019
While Aiden Lowe's life was cut tragically short his legacy continues to grow and help support the community he loved.
The 23-year-old Beccles sportsman was killed in a car crash on the A143 at Gillingham in 2017.
However, his family were determined to keep his name alive and in the aftermath of the tragedy set up Aiden’s Gift.
The charitable trust helps fund sporting activities for children affected by illness of disability through support for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
And the family have now revealed the trust has raised more than £10,000 in Aiden’s memory.
Matt Lowe, Aiden’s brother, said: “Aiden is so greatly loved and missed, so being able to continue to raise money and help those in need through Aiden’s Gift means we can continue his legacy of being such a kind and caring person.”
The trust staged a Valentine’s Ball at The Waveney House Hotel which saw 120 guests enjoy three course meals.
It has also donated £5,000 for EACH’s new facility The Nook in Poringland – which will help build the hydrotherapy pool area.
Mr Lowe said: “Hydrotherapy helps children build strength in their muscles, so it is very much in the spirit of helping children to enjoy sport and physical activity, as Aiden’s Gift aims to do.”
The trust also donated £600 worth of vouchers for Norwich trampoline park Gravity to children involved with EACH.
Mr Lowe added: “Feedback from the hospice shows these have been gratefully received and have nearly all been used so Aiden’s Gift are now looking into purchasing more.
“The family would like thank all the generous support from all the sponsors and fundraising friends of our beloved Aiden.
“Also a big thank you to the local companies that have donated separately over the last 12 months.”
Aiden was the heart of a number of sports teams in the area including Bungay Town FC, Beccles Caxton and St Benet’s Wasps.
And in 112 appearances for Bungay Town he scored 63 goals.
The second annual Aiden Low Memorial match and family fun day has been confirmed to take place on May 5 at Bungay Town FC.