Conor's family supports yet another charity
Published on: 01 Jul 2016
THE family and friends of Conor Hall,a Downend School student who died five years ago after a scooter accident, are raising funds to buy two defibrillators.
They took part in a sponsored bike ride last month in memory of the 16-year-old and have raised more than £5,000.
Conor died five days after the crash on Lodge Causeway on June 16, 2011. Although he had been wearing a helmet, it was not clipped up because “it wasn’t cool”, and he suffered a fatal head injury.
His relatives have devoted their lives to raising awareness among young people of the need to fasten helmets, whether riding a bike, horse, scooter or skateboard.
Their Clip Up for Conor campaign has attracted support from far and wide and the family have also raised a total of more than £25,000 for various charities including Brake, Headway and The Children’s Trust.
Their latest mission is to fund defibrillators to help save the lives of people who have sudden cardiac arrests. Their hope is that one can be placed at Chester Park School, which Conor attended, and another at Morrisons supermarket. Above the locked defibrillator cabinets would be a sign to say they have been donated by Clip Up for Conor, thus continuing to raise awareness of the helmets campaign.
Conor’s sister Kayleigh Hall said: “The defibrillators could offer a lifeline to anyone that ever needs it, so another family could possibly avoid tragic loss. Our aim is to save lives. This would mean a great deal to our family.”
The defibrillators would be supported by South Western Ambulance Service.
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