Conor’s campaign marks its second anniversary

Published on: 30 Jun 2013

FAMILY and friends of a Downend teenager who died after a moped crash are continuing their safety campaign two years on.

Conor Hall had not fastened the chin strap on his motorcycle helmet when he was involved in the crash near Lodge Causeway that cost him his life in June 2011.

His relatives wanted some good to come out of the death of the 16-year-old so launched the Clip Up for Conor campaign to encourage other youngsters to ensure they did not put their lives at risk by not fastening their helmets.

They have run a high-profile campaign which has gained more than 12,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, raising awareness of the safety issue locally, across Britain and internationally. They sell T-shirts, wristbands and car and bike stickers to back the cause.

Supporters marked the second anniversary of Conor’s death by gathering at the King George V Playing Fields, where there is a memorial bench to the teenager, to launch balloons as a tribute and to continue raising awareness of the need to wear helmets properly.

Conor had been near to the end of his GCSE exams at Downend School when the tragedy happened. He was a talented guitarist and a keen amateur boxer.

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