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Strawberry tea in memory of attack victim

Connor Saunders

Connor Saunders

A STRAWBERRY tea in Southwick is being held in memory of a teenager who was killed two years ago.

The family of Brighton man Connor Saunders, who was killed at the age of 19 by a punch in the head, are marking what would have been his 21st birthday with 21 charity events.

Shirley Denyer, Connor’s great aunt, is organising the fundraiser at Adur Indoor Bowling Club, in Old Barn Way, at 2pm on Thursday.

Mrs Denyer, of Cypress Close, Shoreham, said: “Our family now run a charity (www.connors5.com) and all funds raised are used to buy defibrillators for local football clubs, provide professional UEFA football coaching to children with disabilities and learning difficulties in school, and to raise awareness for organ donation and organ transportation.

“My niece’s son was killed by an unprovoked punch in April 2012 in Rottingdean. Connor has saved six lives through organ donation, which has helped the family with their bereavement.

“Connor would have been 21 in March and to commemorate this, the charity is holding 21 events during the year.”

 

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