Skydive for Conor

Published on: 30 Jun 2014

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A SKYDIVE in memory of a Downend School pupil who died following a moped accident has raised over £12,000.

The skydive, on behalf of the Children's Trust charity, marked the three year anniversary since Conor Hall's accident.

His sister, Kayleigh, brother, Lee and a group of others took to the skies for the 15,000ft plunge in Devon on June 14.

The daring challenge was part of The Clip up for Conor campaign which was set up by Conor’s family and friends to raise awareness on the importance of helmets.

Conor was 16 when he died in Frenchay Hospital after his moped crashed on Charlton Road in Kingswood.

Although Conor had no broken bones or marks following his accident in 2011, his helmet wasn’t clipped up and despite major brain surgery he died five days later.

Conor’s mum, Arline said: “A massive thank you to those who took part; my daughter, Kayleigh and my sons, Lee and Aaron. I’m very proud of them and Conor would be proud too. We have raised a massive amount all in Conor’s memory and to help The Children’s Trust.

“It was a beautiful day with the sun shining and everyone who has supported us had a fab day.”

Laura Treadaway, community fundraising coordinator for The Children’s Trust, said: “To have raised this amount of money is incredible! And with such a touching story behind the fundraiser. A huge thanks to Conor’s family and those who took part.

“This type of fundraising goes a huge way in helping us support children with brain injury in their journey of rehabilitation.”

So far £12,235 has been raised, with £7,000 of that amount having been donated by Artwork Solutions, the company Kayleigh works for.

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