Clip Up campaign donates £7,500
A DONATION of £7,500 has been made to a head injury charity in memory of a Fishponds teenager who died after a moped crash.
Conor Hall died after suffering a head injury last June in the accident on Charlton Road in Kingswood.
An awareness campaign was set up after his death to urge young road users to clip up their motorcycle helmets correctly.
Conor had been wearing a helmet but like many of his friends was following the trend of keeping the helmet unclipped. It has been suggested that a clipped up helmet may have saved his life.
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The Clip Up for Conor campaign handed over £7,500 to Headway Bristol to fund support for the families of patients with brain injuries at Frenchay Hospital.
Conor, who was 16, had major brain surgery at Frenchay Hospital to remove the clot that had developed but after five days in intensive care he died.
His mum, Arline Hall, said: "Every time you, your child or a friend puts on a helmet whether it is on a moped, motorbike, bicycle, scooter or skateboard please remember Clip up for Conor. It's not cool or fashionable to not clip up your helmet."
The money donated to Headway Bristol will be used to produce posters, information packs and wallet sized cards with contact details and information about the charity's support services, which will be readily available in the family and relative rooms on the Neurology and Intensive Care wards at Frenchay Hospital.
A support worker will also be part-funded at Headway Bristol to regularly visit the wards to ensure that families are receiving the support that they need.
Chief executive at Headway Bristol Kate Croucher said: "We are delighted to receive this donation from the Clip Up For Conor campaign.
"The campaign is doing amazing work to raise awareness of brain injury and the effects that it has on not only the brain injured person but on families and friends."