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Our Achievements

“Remember, there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end

When we leave a defibrillator at a school, club or project – we truly hope that there is no need for them to use it.

However, the facts speak for themselves.  12 young people die every week from sudden cardiac arrest – of these 270 are children who will die at school.  Even more tragically – 80% of these young people will have no symptoms.

We know the impact of devastating loss and work to ensure that along with our peaceful message, we spread defibrillators far and wide across Sussex, to make it as ‘heart safe’ as we possibly can.

PRESENTATION OF 100th DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2019

100 DEFIBRILLATORS DONATED, ALL THANKS TO YOUR COLLECTIVE SUPPORT AND IN CONNOR’S MEMORY!!

Massive thanks to the remarkable Upper Beeding Primary School for a fantastic welcome and for being so attentive, kind and interested in our work and Connor’s story.

Thanks to Holly from Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for representing the charity who have given us so much help, thanks to to Sarah from Daisy First Aid Brighton & Hove (our wonderful trainer) for the First Aid sessions run.

Thanks to Mrs Linford for her warm introduction and hospitality, all the teachers and admin staff for their kindness and their support of our peaceful, anti violence message.

And lastly thanks to the students themselves. You should be amazingly proud of yourselves for the insightful and thoughtful questions you asked and how brilliant you were. We are SO pleased that such an amazing school received our 100th defibrillator and hope that it keeps you all heart safe.

We celebrate this 100 defibrillator donation in memory of Connor’s remarkable gift for life and know that despite our own personal tragedy, he’d be delighted at just how many people are ‘heart safe’ because of him and how he lives on in our hearts, our memories and actions today.

PRESENTATION OF 101 DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2019

Our 101 defibrillator was presented to Tarnerland Nursery, Brighton.

Julie the head felt it was really important for her staff to hear all about Connor and the life he led.  Thank you so much for your hospitality and for hearing our story and supporting our work.

5 is alive #forlifeforloveforConnor

PRESENTATION OF 98TH DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2019

Last night Hollingbury Public House became Heart Safe, this community-based pub is at the heart of Brighton. We also supported them with a first aid workshop and defib training.

Fundraising efforts were carried at by all the regular customers, a special thank you goes to Sonsie, Mick, Lisa and Mark. The Hollingbury Hackers Golf Society.

Some of their events arranged throughout the six months of fundraising were, a golf day, raffle, afternoon tea, egg hunt and a book sale.

Kerry Ancell says, “Thank you to The Connor Saunders Foundation for continuing their sons wishes to help save lives of others by delivering first aid training and supplying us with a life-saving piece of equipment. I have been amazed by the great community spirit everyone has shown”

Giving isn’t just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference xxxxx 5 is alive

PRESENTATION OF 99TH DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2019

St Mary Magdalene School in Brighton became the 99th beneficiary of a defibrillator – to ensure that the students, teachers and all the staff within are ‘heart safe’ – thanks to Connor and the legacy that continues in his name.

PRESENTATION OF 96TH DEFIBRILLATOR : MAY 2019

Wow, what an emotional, inspiring, encouraging day we spent with
West Blatchington Primary.

Not only were they celebrating a new hi tec building for their students, but they also embraced Connor’s story with open hearts, you could have heard a pin drop. They were so engaging and asked lots of questions. We spoke about the consequences, the choices you make, to promote kindness, not hurting with our hands. How you can truly make a difference through kindness, as Connor did.

We taught 151 students including their very special ASC unit, our first aid workshop. Our message of Connor brought tears and smiles as we spoke about his gentle soul.   We think that everyone who teaches, supports and is involved at this school  should be very proud of your establishment and students.

Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued belief and Love in our Peaceful Revolution for Connor. Xxxxx 5 is alive

PRESENTATION OF 97TH DEFIBRILLATOR : MAY 2019

The Crew Club Whitehawk is now heart safe. This great club is a safe haven for the community. They sat and listened as I spoke about Connor, how four minutes of madness changed lives forever. Think before you throw that punch. We spoke about justice, what is justice? The only justice we wanted as a family was Connor back. We spoke about the power girls have to defuse certain situations, it takes courage to say Stop! Think! Don’t do it! The girls have that power. Our first aid workshop they learnt about knife wounds, what would you do? How can you help? Recovery position, keeping your friends safe when they have drunk too much. How to call emergency services through your on/off button on their phone, if they have no credit.

We believe here at HQ these young people can and will be the difference. We are in awe of the work @crewclub do, their passion and drive to make a difference is inspiring.

In the 20 years of service Lorraine and Daz have grieved 18 young deaths, and they continue with love and hope that change can and will come through education and awareness. These young people were all asked to sign Connor’s Challenge to be kinder to one another and they did.

Can your community benefit from an evening like this? Please get in touch daz@connors5.com
Xxxxx 5 is alive #forlifeforloveforconnor #StopnomoreOnePunch#OrganDonation #HeartsafeSussex Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 94TH DEFIBRILLATOR : MARCH 2019

This morning (1st March) we had the pleasure of meeting some incredible pupils and staff at Hamilton Lodge, this remarkable school and college is for the deaf.

It also has pupils with learning disabilities too. We loved that, they had so many questions to ask about Connor.

We also set them a challenge, Connor’s challenge to be kinder to one another. One random act of kindness, let’s start a chain reaction.

The school is now heart safe, thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued support and love.

We felt very privileged to be with you guys. Xxxxx 5 is alive

 

PRESENTATION OF 95TH DEFIBRILLATOR : MARCH 2019


We had the pleasure of meeting some of the children and staff at Blueberry Nursery today 14 March.

This very busy, efficient and friendly Nursery at the Seven Dials Brighton. We presented the AED unit, so they can keep their children aged between 1-5 and their surrounding community heart safe. They have peace of mind knowing if SCA occurs their defib will save a life. We spoke about the consequences of one action, how that can affect and change so many lives.

The staff, parents and children are currently preparing a sponsored walk, for Connor.

Truly humbled by the kindness shown and the work they do, guiding and teaching the next generation to be responsible, kind and caring. Xxxxx 5 is alive

PRESENTATION OF 92ND DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2019

Windlesham School is now heart safe.

It was a very emotional morning, many staff members knew Connor or knew of him. There is no shame in showing your tears, it allows us humans to express our feelings, tears are the words the heart can’t speak.

Connor’s story is powerful and hard to tell but it needs to be told. I know those adults will go home tonight and hold their children a little tighter – my Connor loved a cuddle.

We believe our anti violence message will stop – no more one punch. The first aid lessons were informative with Sarah’s message of fun being injected into the workshops, after a emotive assembly, is much needed.
God gave us our hands for helping not hurting.

Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued support and belief. Xxxxx 5 is alive
#stopnomoreonepunch
#heartsafesussex
#organdonation
#helpinghandsnothurtinghands

 

PRESENTATION OF 93RD DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2019

Baldwin CP School, East Grinstead is now heart safe.

A great school with core values being respect, compassion, belief and kindness. The assembly was emotional, with some great questions asked ( I’m always grateful for the questions, it’s means they were listening) our workshop was fun and hands on, as always, thank you Sarah.

Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued support. Xxxxx 5 is alive
#stopnomoreonepunch
#heartsafesussex
#organdonation
#Forloveforlifeforconnor

PRESENTATION OF 90th DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2019


We are having a great day here at White Meadows Primary School in Littlehampton. We are having a productive day, after hearing all about Connor, how doing the right thing is always the right thing to do. Using our hands to help, not hurt. Thank you to all the pupils for doing great listening. You guys will be the difference. Xxxxx 5 is alive

PRESENTATION OF 91st DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2019

 

Today we were able to get Herons Dale Primary School Heart Safe.

This very special school has children with a wide range of learning difficulties.

They had an assembly on kindness: how small acts of kindness can and does make a difference. All students then took part in Connor’s challenge to be kinder to one another.

Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued belief in the work we do, for Connor Xxxxx 5 is alive
#StopNomoreOnePunch
#DefibssaveLives
#OrganDonation

PRESENTATION OF 88th DEFIBRILLATOR : DECEMBER 2018


We have had such an amazing and emotional morning with St Wilfred C of E primary school. It is never our intention to upset pupils or staff but sometimes it’s inevitable; Connor’s story is sad and showing your emotions means you have empathy.

After the presentation of the defibrillator, we started our first aid workshops. Sarah like for them to be fun, she asks lots of questions and likes for the workshops to be as hands on as possible. After all hands are for helping not hurting. Connor’s legacy, saving lives, changing lives not taking lives. Cxxxx 5 is alive

PRESENTATION OF 89th DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2019


We have had the most encouraging day at St Bartholomew C of E Primary School.

Connor’s story is sad, it is never our intention to make students or staff feel emotional although there is nothing wrong with that. Never excuse the tears, it shows empathy. They are now heart safe. They know not to throw a punch, it does kill.

They know about Connor’s selfless decision to save lives through Organ donation. How to make someone safe using their hands. It was a moving, uplifting day for Connor.

Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued belief and support for Connor’s work.

PRESENTATION OF 86th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2018

King Offa Primary School in Bexhill on Sea are now Heart safe. We spoke about kindness, how choices right and wrong define you. Connor’s story is sad but we have to learn from it.

Our first aid classes are teaching students to save a life with their hands. The pupils will be wearing blue for Connor tomorrow, raising money to get another school heart safe. Xxxxx 5 is Alive

PRESENTATION OF 87th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2018

Our first community fire station defib donation, here at Preston Circus, Brighton. It has taken six months to finalise logistics and source a housing case for this life-saving piece of equipment and getting the fire service and surrounding community heart safe is just one of CSF aims. We pray it’s never needed but if it is, it will save a life.

“The goal is not to live forever, the goal is to create something that will” –
Connors legacy is saving lives, changing lives, not taking lives.

Thank you to everyone who donated regarding Connor’s Ball 2017. Making a donation isn’t just about giving money, it’s about making a difference. Xxxxx 5 is Alive

PRESENTATION OF 84th DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2018

 

What a heartfelt day we had yesterday with Kamelia Kids Day Nursery & Beach School making this great nursery heart safe.

All their children and staff wore blue – even the playdoh was blue. A special moment that will sit in our hearts always, a little boy called Leon who has CP when lifted from his wheelchair, could not wait to kick a ball for Connor. Thank you guys for making us feel so welcome.

A truly humbling time, keep up the great work you do. Encouraging, inspiring and kind hands. The next generation will be the difference. Xxxxx 5 is Alive

PRESENTATION OF 85th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2018

West Park C of E Primary School is now Heart Safe. We spoke about Connor how he was always looking out for his friends. How he always took the time to listen, to encourage and inspirer. He would never criticise anyone. How the choices you make, define your life. First aid classes were fun their students now know you can save lives with your hand, not hurt with them. Pictured here is Hayley McGuire she taught Connor at Longhill. One of the many memories she has of him was his smile and how helpful he was. Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued belief in Connor’s work.

Thanking Connor always, for the life you lead xxxxx 5 is Alive

PRESENTATION OF 82nd DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2018

 


Our first aid workshops at Goring C of E Primary after our presentation and talk about Connor. We are so proud of the young people we get to meet through our Peaceful Revolution work and making Sussex Heart Safe. They restore our faith and enrich our souls because when you know better, you do better. For Life, For Love, For Connor xxxxx 5 is Alive

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 83rd DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2018


A great morning here Woodingdean Primary School, thank you for doing great listening, for asking questions about Connor. I honestly believe now you know better, you will do better. Making right choices. Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued Love and support. Having a heart safe school and first aid Hero’s in school will give peace Of mind. For Life, For Love, For Connor Xxxxx 5 is Alive

ANTI VIOLENCE TALK : HOVE PARK

Our day today for Connor consisted of 3-year groups of anti-violence talks at Hove Park. We spoke about the effects of violence, how making the right and wrong choices define your life. How you can never justify violence to a family living with homicide. How doing the right thing is not always easy, but it what we should be looking to do always. The pupils were respectful, engaging and many wanted to do fundraising for Connor.
We set Connor’s challenge in a World where you could be anything be Kind. Every single pupil we spoke to signed it. We were humbled and overwhelmed by their commitment to making a difference. Xxxxx 5 is Alive

PRESENTATION OF 81st DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2018

Here with Boundstone Nursey a tombola and cake sale for Connor. Parents and children are all involved with raising funds to get their Nursery Heart Safe. Xxxxx 5 is alive

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 79th DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2018

Glebe Primary School is now Heart Safe. They heard how Connor loved being kind and funny. How using your hands to help is always the best. Using your hand to hurt has regret, shame and guilt for the rest of your life. Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued Love and Support. Remembering the Life Connor Loved and Lived always xxxxx 5 is Alive

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 80th DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2018

 

Queens Park Primary School is now Heart Safe. Life lessons learnt through making the right or wrong choices. What an amazing morning for Connor. You asked so many questions and did great listening. They learnt about the dangers of making the wrong choices, the consequences of your actions. The first aid workshops are taking place and there are lots of engaged pupils learning life-saving skills. Connor’s message Help with your hands, be kind with them. Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for your continued Belief, Love, and Support another school in Sussex Heart safe. Xxxxx 5 is alive

PRESENTATION OF 77th DEFIBRILLATOR : MAY 2018


We as a charity have decided we would like to help other organisations and communities as well as schools and football clubs.

Today we presented the charity Off The Fence with a defib for their homeless shelter called Anti Freeze. Such an amazing charity and centre.

PRESENTATION OF 78th DEFIBRILLATOR : JUNE 2018


Vale School Worthing is now Heart Safe. The pupils embraced the first aid workshops and even the teachers got involved. They sat silently while we spoke of Connor, how he was always looking to do the right thing. How wrong choices have a life time of shame and guilt. Stop the violence. Thinking about using your hands to save Lives not take Lives. The next generation is looking for change, a truly empowering day. Thank you Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

PRESENTATION OF 75th DEFIBRILLATOR : MARCH 2018

Darran & Courtney travelled to Cornfield Primary School in Littlehampton to make this lovely school heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 76th DEFIBRILLATOR : APRIL 2016


We are delighted that Carden Primary School have become heart safe, thanks to Connor.

 

PRESENTATION OF 73rd DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2018


Our first defib of 2018 went to St Mary’s Cottesmore Catholic Primary.

PRESENTATION OF 74th DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2018

South Malling in Lewes are now heart safe.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 71st DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2017


A local school to us became heart safe today, the lovely St Margarets in Rottingdean.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 72nd DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2017


The last defib of 2017 went to Lyndhurst Infants in Worthing.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 69th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2017

Courtney & Darran took their peaceful message to Wales, presenting the wonderful Monnoe School with a Defib.

We spent the morning with them and they all took on Connor’s Challenge.

 

PRESENTATION OF 70thDEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2017

St Bernadette’s School became the 70th school to receive a Defib and become heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 67th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2017


Broadwater Primary in Worthing became heart safe today.

 

PRESENTATION OF 68th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2017


Whytemead Primary became heart safe today.

PRESENTATION OF 65th DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2017


We had a lovely afternoon with Springfield Infant School with all year 2s and teachers signing Connor’s Challenge – to be kind.

 

PRESENTATION OF 66th DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2017

Saltdean Football Club which Connor’s brother-in-law plays for became heart safe today and was presented the defib from Connor’s brother, Callum.

A defib close to our hearts.

 

PRESENTATION OF 63rd DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2017


We had a wonderful afternoon with Palatine Primary  School and we are so glad they are now heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 64th DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2017


Buckingham Park Primary in Shoreham become heart safe.

 

PRESENTATION OF 61st DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2017

Combe Road School – Lovely school is now heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 62nd DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2017


Ringmer Primary – We are so delighted this wonderful school is now heart safe.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 59th DEFIBRILLATOR : JUNE 2017


St Josephs Catholic School was presented today with a defibrillator.  This lovely school in Haywards Heath became heart safe today; we are so delighted.

PRESENTATION OF 60th DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2017

We were delighted to place one here down on Rottingdean Seafront, just along from Connor’s Court.  The community are now heart safe.

This is the first Defib from our donation that was raised by Connor’s Ball.

PRESENTATION OF 57th DEFIBRILLATOR : MAY 2017


Benfield Primary School is now Heart Safe.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 58th DEFIBRILLATOR : MAY 2017


We were delighted to make Mile Oak School heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 55th DEFIBRILLATOR : APRIL 2017


St Martin’s CE Nursery & Primary School in Brighton became heart safe.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 56th DEFIBRILLATOR : MAY 2017


We went to Thorney Island School; this school is a community Primary located on Baker Barracks a remote secure Army base near the village of Emsworth.

The children that attend come predominantly from the Forces with either one parent or both serving our Country.

We were in awe of all those listening about Connor so attentively from students as young as 5 to 11, Culture Hero’s (the teachers) to Life Hero’s our Armed Forces.

PRESENTATION OF 53rd DEFIBRILLATOR : MARCH 2017


Westdene Primary becomes heart safe, thanks to the continued care and work from Connor and his Foundation.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 54th DEFIBRILLATOR : MARCH 2017


Seahaven in Seaford are a Wave Leisure Centre.  We worked with this active centre to help them purchase this defibrillator.

 

PRESENTATION OF 51st DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2017


St Pauls Primary School in Brighton were made heart safe.

 

PRESENTATION OF 52nd DEFIBRILLATOR : MARCH 2017


We visited the wonderful St Peters Community Primary School to make them heart safe.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 49th DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2017


Moulsecomb Primary School – Another local primary school became heart safe

 

PRESENTATION OF 50th DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2017

WOW! Our 50th Defib was given out today to the lovely St Marks Primary School.

 

PRESENTATION OF 47th DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2017


We visited the lovely Eastbrook primary school to make them heart safe

PRESENTATION OF 48th DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2017


Hangleton Primary School is the latest school who has become heart safe.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 45th DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2017


Such a wonderful welcoming school Bramber Primary School is – we are delighted they are now heart safe thanks to Connor.

5 is Alive

PRESENTATION OF 46th DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2017


We visited Dorothy Stringer High School to present them with a defibrillator.

 

PRESENTATION OF 43rd DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2016


Downsview School received the 43rd defibrillator.
This school is very local to us and we have worked with them in the past with our coaching so we are delighted they are now heart safe

PRESENTATION OF 44th DEFIBRILLATOR : DECEMBER 2016

We presented City Link College with a defibrillator – humbled to make this school heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 41st DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2016


Delighted to have been able to give Patcham Juniors & High School a talk and defibrillator today, making another school ‘heart safe’.

PRESENTATION OF 42nd DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2016


Peacehaven Heights became heart safe both sites (infant and juniors) will be accessible to this defib.

PRESENTATION OF 39th DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2016


Coldean Primary School – Another school in Brighton became heart safe today.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 40th DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2016


Kings High School – Delighted to make this wonderful secondary school heart safe and to see the pupils signing up to do a random act of kindness, in Connor’s name.

 

PRESENTATION OF 37th DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2016


We are extremely proud that Hillside School are now heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 38th DEFIBRILLATOR : SEPTEMBER 2016


St Nicholas CE Primary School – This lovely school became heart safe today.

 

PRESENTATION OF 35th DEFIBRILLATOR : JUNE 2016


What a delightful school St Peter’s Catholic School is; we are delighted they are now heart safe.

 

PRESENTATION OF 36th DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2016


We are delighted that Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is now heart safe.

This school is very close to our hearts as Connor’s nephew Stanley attends here.

 

PRESENTATION 33rd DEFIBRILLATOR : MAY 2016


We proudly presented St Mary’s Catholic School Heart Safe following our talk and presentation.

 

PRESENTATION OF 34th DEFIBRILLATOR : JUNE 2016


We are so proud to make Denton Primary heart safe.  This was made extra special as as one of the Teaching Assistant’s son had played football alongside Connor.

We were delighted to have given them a defib.

PRESENTATION OF 31st DEFIBRILLATOR : MARCH 2016


Saltdean Primary became heart safe and we are delighted to make this local school heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 32nd DEFIBRILLATOR : APRIL 2016


Peter Gladwin Primary School is now heart safe because of Connor.

We were in the presence of a real life hero – Mrs Kidman, one very special little boy Harrison and Harrison’s very grateful parents Alex and Rachel and a very grateful deputy head. All in all, a very humbling morning.

God bless you Connor – the key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.

PRESENTATION OF 29th DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2016


Chyngton Primary school in Seaford is now heart safe, thanks to Connor and his Foundation.

 

PRESENTATION OF 30th DEFIBRILLATOR : FEBRUARY 2016


Portslade Aldridge Community Academy became heart safe

 

PRESENTATION OF 27th DEFIBRILLATOR : DECEMBER 2015


We were so proud and delighted to be able to make Swiss Gardens Primary Heart Safe.

We took our Trustee, Tracy, with us for the presentation and talk as this school holds a very special place in her heart.

 

PRESENTATION OF 28th DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2016


St Mary Magdelene School in Bexhill is now heart safe, thanks to a talk and presentation of a defibrillator to the school by the Foundation.

PRESENTATION OF 25thDEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2015


Seahaven Academy – a large secondary school in Newhaven – is now ‘heart safe’.

 

PRESENTATION OF 26th DEFIBRILLATOR : DECEMBER 2015

We were delighted that Varndean (a local secondary school) is now heart safe thanks to Connor and his foundation.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 23rd DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2015


Middle Street Primary are now safe thanks to Connor.

They were extremely welcoming & supportive, with the day being made very special as the Deputy Head Teacher used to teach Connor.

PRESENTATION OF 24th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2015


Northease Manor School received a Defib and the students enjoyed the first aid sessions.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 21st DEFIBRILLATOR : AUGUST 2015

Haywards Heath Football Club (joint presentation with Southwick Football Club)

This was a very special presentation for us as we were able to provide both teams with a defib.

We felt extremely blessed to have been able to have achieved this in Connor’s name and for the love of Connor.  Another two teams are ‘heart safe’, thanks to him.

 

PRESENTATION OF 22nd DEFIBRILLATOR : AUGUST 2015


Southwick Football Club (joint presentation with Haywards Heath Football Club)

This was a very special presentation for us as we were able to provide both teams with a defib.

We felt extremely blessed to have been able to have achieved this in Connor’s name and for the love of Connor.  Another two teams are ‘heart safe’, thanks to him.

PRESENTATION OF 19th DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2015


Elm Grove Primary School in central Brighton received our defibrillator and package – a great school that is now heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 20TH DEFIBRILLATOR :  AUGUST 2015


We were delighted to be able to provide Wave Leisure Centre in Peacehaven with a Defib.

Due to the nature and the multiple use of this centre, a defibrillator is an absolute must for a place like this so we were delighted we could help.

 

PRESENTATION OF 17th DEFIBRILLATOR : JUNE 2015

We presented St Lukes Primary with a Defib on 15th June which made this our 17th defib to date locally.

Another school heart safe!

 

PRESENTATION OF 18th DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2015

Patcham Youth Football Club was awarded our 18th defib.

This was our first Youth Football Club to receive a defibrillator from CSF and we are delighted all those children are now heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 15th DEFIBRILLATOR : DECEMBER 2014

Rudyard Kipling Primary School in Woodingdean.

They received our 15th Defib and this one was extra special as this was Connor’s primary school, so it holds a lot of very fond memories for us as a family.

Another school is heart safe thanks to Connor.

PRESENTATION OF 16th DEFIBRILLATOR : APRIL 2015

We were delighted to be able to make Thomas A Beckett  “heart safe” – it is a truly incredible school  and our Courtney Lew enjoyed her time working there.

Thank you to all staff for making us so welcomed.

 

PRESENTATION OF 13th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2014


Defibrillator in Cradle Hill CP Primary School, Seaford.

We proudly gave Cradle Hill in Seaford with a Defibrillator. We also offer: Talk in assembly from our Mum, Defib, all training and first aid workshops for the children in years 4,5 and 6. An incredible uplifting day!

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 14th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2014


Defibrillator given to Telscombe Cliffs CP School in Peacehaven.

 

COACHING IN SCHOOLS : MAY 2014


We are so delighted to announce our football coaching is in LVS School in Hassocks where students are diagnosed with learning difficulties such as Asperger’s, autism and related conditions.

 

PRESENTATION OF 12th DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2014


We proudly presented our first school with a defibrillator.

Our uncle Jamie presented Gowerton Comprehensive School, Swansea, with a Defibrillator.

We have a huge support network there and Jamie is wonderful with what he does for Connor there, so we are delighted they have now thanks to Connor.

PRESENTATION OF 10th DEFIBRILLATOR : JANUARY 2014

Corinthian Casuals receive our 10th Defibrillator.

We are delighted that a club futher out of our area has now received our tenth defib, spreading Connor’s amazing work further afield .

PRESENTATION OF 11th DEFIBRILLATOR : MARCH 2014


Three Bridges receive our 11th Defibrillator.

We were honoured to present Three Bridges with their new defibrillator, with Shaun Saunders presenting it to their chairman on 20th March 2014.

Another non league football kept heart safe.

PRESENTATION OF 8TH DEFIBRILLATOR : OCTOBER 2013


Shoreham FC receive our 8th Defib.

Shoreham FC is managed by one of Connor’s closest friends and this was a club we knew Connor would want to have a Defib.

We were proud to be able to present this to them, again we thank them for their hospitality and support.

 

PRESENTATION OF 9th DEFIBRILLATOR : NOVEMBER 2013


Guernsey FC receive our 9th Defib.

We were honoured to be able to give Guernsey a Defib and spread Connor’s love all the way to Guernsey.

We were delighted that we could present them with a defibrillator and can’t begin to thank all at Guernsey for the welcoming hospitality and their ongoing support for our work.

 

PRESENTATION OF 7th DEFIBRILLATOR : AUGUST 2013


Newhaven FC receive our 7th Defib.

We were really glad to be able to present another local team with a Defibrillator as many of Connor’s friends are involved with Newhaven FC.

We know he would be delighted that they have one now and are ‘heart safe’.

ADVOCATES FOR LIVE LIFE, THEN GIVE LIFE


Connor’s Mum, Darran & Sister, Courtney become Advocates for Organ Donation Charity.

Darran and Courtney were asked to be advocates for the amazing charity “Live Life Then Give Life”.

We are truly honoured to be asked and because of what Connor did becoming an organ donor, we will continue to work with them to keep raising awareness and spreading the important message of Organ Donation.

“Live Life Then Give Life” aims are to  save and improve the lives of all those in need or receipt of organ and tissue transplants. The charity exists to improve education and awareness of organ donation and to fund projects that increase the numbers of successful transplants in the UK.

COACHING IN SCHOOLS : JANUARY 2013.

 


We provided weekly Football Coaching in Cedar House School.

This quote from a teacher sums up the impact:

“The training has been an excellent opportunity for our young people to firstly, get some exercise, but equally is to learn that teamwork and fun that are fundamental aspects of  participating in the training and the games played each week.The children we work with are vulnerable, many challenged with complex needs, however all are treated as important valuable and respected members of the team.

I have been so impressed with the work by the Connor Saunders’ Foundation, I have recommended them to the Pupil Refereal Units in Brighton and Hove, as well as independent organisations working with vulnerable adults across Brighton and Hove.”

PRESENTATION OF 5th DEFIBRILLATOR : APRIL 2013

Burgess Hill receive the 5th Defibrillator

We were glad to present Burgess Hill with a Defib as they were so supportive to us as a family and Connor’s Foundation.

Connor played a lot of youth finals here at Burgess Hill so it has been an honour to present them one, on behalf of Connor and his Foundation.

PRESENTATION OF 4th DEFIBRILLATOR : OCT 2012


Lancing FC got the 4th Defib from Connor’s Foundation.

Lancing Football Club is home to the Sussex FA and Connor played many cup finals there. It holds a lot of games there of all ages so we felt it was extremely important for them to have a defib –  we are honoured we could provide them with one.

 

COACHING IN SCHOOLS : DEC 2012


Over the past year, the Connor Saunders Foundations various funding opportunities have allowed UEFA B Coach Tony Coade to offer coaching for disabled children and children on the ASD spectrum  in schools across the South East.

Tony also  holds a FA  qualification in Disability football. A usual session last approximately an hour and ensures that it is adaptable for all levels of participation, reaching children with autism and other disabilities.

Sports and exercise can improve social and cognitive skills, develop motor skills and are also fun!

The Connor Saunders Foundation worked hand in hand with local communities offering coaching sessions free of charge for children and schools.

 

PRESENTATION OF 1st& 2ND DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2012

Connors Defib 1 2

We proudly gave out our first two Defibs to Peacehaven FC and Whitehawk FC.

Connor played at Peacehaven under his Dad as manager and had wanted to get a Defibrillator for them, which is what started Connor’s Foundation off.

He loved and adored Peacehaven. We decided as a family that as people asked about donations that we would use that to buy Peacehaven a Defib like Connor wanted, that is where it snowballed and Connor’s Foundation began.

We were able to get more than one so the second went to Connor’s youth team Whitehawk FC. He played many happy and succesful years with Whitehawk so we were delighted they both got the first two.

 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 3rd DEFIBRILLATOR : JULY 2012

Connors Defib 3

Our third Defibrillator was presented to Crawley Down FC.

We choose Crawley Down FC as Connor played there for a time in the season 2011/2012, for his age to play Ryman was such an achievement.   No surprise as he was destined for greatness in football – he was super talented.

We were glad and proud to hand them a defib.

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