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The Connor Saunders Foundation

The Connor Saunders Foundation visited Year 7 on High Impact Day. 

On 8th December they gave an assembly to Year 7 students and presented us with a defibrillator. They also provided first aid training to all Year 7 students throughout the day.

The Connor Saunders Foundation

On April 14th 2012 Connor Saunders’ life was taken after he was assaulted in Rottingdean, he was just 19 years of age.  Connor loved life and life loved Connor. Connor’s life was taken by one punch. Think before you hit out. One punch can kill! Every action has a consequence.

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 causes that were 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.

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

Please see Connor’s website: for more information, upcoming fund-raising events and how you can help to support his foundation.

I am delighted that Varndean is now Heart Safe thanks to my son Connor's foundation.  It was an honour to spend the day with your school, staff and pupils to present the Defibrillator. Myself and Clare would like to thank them all for making us feel so welcomed.  Special thanks to all staff that helped in making this possible for your school. We hope you never have to use it but should you need to in an emergency, it is there to help save a life. We look forward to working with your school in the future.
Love & Blessings,
Mrs Saunders, Connor's extremely proud Mum x