Connor Saunders Foundation

I am delighted to let you know that we were presented with a School defibrillator, something I have been passionate about for a while now.  We had an Assembly for Year 2   children so they could understand the story behind the Connor Saunders Foundation, who very kindly donated the defibrillator to us.  We were joined by Connor’s mother and his sister,  Courtney.  The Year 2 children were very sensible and showed huge empathy and understanding.  Staff are trained to use the defibrillator which will be kept in the School Office.

About the Connor Saunders Foundation
On 14th April, 2012, our son Connor Saunders’ life was taken after he was Assaulted in Rottingdean, Brighton.  He was just 19 years of age.  Connor loved life and life loved Connor, he made our world a better place.  Connor’s life was taken by one punch.

We urge people to be aware of the danger of a fist. Think before you hit out, use your hands to help others not hurt others. One punch can kill!  Every action has a consequence.

We, as Connor’s family, have set up a charity to keep his memory and legacy alive!

The Connor Saunders Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1148677) supports three wonderful causes that are close to Connor’s heart:

  •     Supplying football clubs and schools locally with Defibrillators and the required training;
  • Providing professional football coaching in schools for children with disabilities and learning difficulties;
  •     Raising Awareness for Organ Donation 
  •     Presenting secondary schools with a One Punch Workshop, raising anti-violence awareness

Connor made the selfless decision at the tender age of 16 to become an Organ Donor, and because of that he saved 5 lives and helped enhance the life of a 10 month old baby too.  Connor was a

wonderful, kind, gentle  person who was loved by everyone and didn’t have a bad bone in his body  –  he was one of a kind   –   the best kind.

For more information about the charity please click here Connor Saunders Foundation