Heartfelt campaign by Conor’s family

June 05 2016

IT’S five years this month since Conor Hall died after a scooter accident and his family are still raising money for good causes.

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IT’S five years this month since Conor Hall died after a scooter accident and his family are still raising money for good causes.
Conor, 16,  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 an incredible £25,000 for various charities including Brake, Headway and The Children’s Trust.
Their latest mission is to fund defibrillators in Fishponds and Downend to help save the lives of people who have sudden cardiac arrests.
They have already raised £3,000 for  two of the devices and on June 18 they are undertaking a sponsored bike ride to bring in more money and buy more defibrillators and locked cabinets.
Their hope is that one can be placed at Chester Park School, which Conor attended, and another at Morrisons supermarket. Above the 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.
Clip Up for Conor is also selling wrist bands for the campaign.
Find out more on their Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/Clipupforconor/
or their fundraising page
https://www.gofundme.com/fhz5sh4g