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About Us

Five is alive

Thanks to Connor’s passion

IN CONNOR’S NAME

The Connor Saunders Foundation was set up after Connor was tragically killed by just one punch at 19.

Connor was charming, kind and caring – he worked hard, was the first to help others his whole life (becoming an organ donor at 16) and believed that life was what you made it.

Devastated, the Saunders family set up the Foundation in Connor’s name, determined to honour his life and maintain his capacity to love and care for those around him.

This legacy promotes peace throughout Sussex, encouraging all to use their hands to help, rather than to hurt through anti violence workshops, first aid training and defibrillator packages to schools and clubs.

We are a charity working at the heart, for the heart of the community

We work hand in hand with schools and local communities to keep Sussex safe; preventing violence and promoting peace.

We raise awareness about the long term impact of consequences when you use your hands to make a fist or hold a weapon and encourage people to use their hands to help, rather than hurt.

As part of this awareness raising and in order to give a hand up, rather than a hand out, we gift a defibrillator to schools, colleges and community service to ensure that those students and users are ‘heart safe’.

Connor Saunders

We're only just getting started

2012

First & second defibrillators donated

2012

Sept 2012 – Young Life Saver Awarded to Connor

2013

St Johns Award given to Connor for organ donation & saving lives

2013

Charity of the Year – Special Recognition Award from ‘Hand on Heart’

2014

British Citizen Award given

2014

Presentation of 10th defibrillator

2015

‘Points of Light’ Award given to Darran & Shaun Saunders

2015

Presentation of 20th defibrillator

2016

Started working in partnership with Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

2016

Presentation of 30th defibrillator

2016

Presentation of 40th defibrillator

2017

Presentation of 60th defibrillator

2017

Presentation of 50th defibrillator

2018

British Empire Medal awarded to Darran & Courtney Saunders

2018

Chosen as The Argus Charity of the Year

2018

Presentation of 75th defibrillator

2019

Invitation – Buckingham House Garden Party : in recognition of charitable work and impact

2019

Invitation to East Sussex Women of the Year lunch 2019 with The Duchess of Cornwall

mid 2019

90th defibrillator awarded!  About to hit our 100 defib target!

2019

Over 7,000 students reached through our programmes.  Join our peaceful revolution!

Oct 2019 : 100th defibrillator donated

Presented to the amazing Upper Beeding Primary School

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