Wristband sales aim to cut down on violence in area
A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness of the impact on low level violence has been launched by the family of a man who died after a single punch.
Stuart Martin, who was born and bought up in Weedon, was on a night out in Wellingborough in June 2010 when a single punch to the back of his neck ruptured an artery and resulted in him having a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
His family have now set up One Punch One Life designed to warn people about the consequences of just a single punch in a campaign backed by Northamptonshire Police.
Stuart’s mother Joy Martin from Weedon said: “I was asked to contribute to a DVD which would be shown to the children to warn about this. I have been into schools when it was shown and you could hear a pin drop. There was a stunned silence as they heard that just one punch could end someone’s life.”
The family are now selling wristbands to raise the campaign’s profile. These can be bought for £2 from shops including The Hideout, Bishop’s Tea Room in Daventry and The Admiral Nelson pub in Braunston.
Stuart’s sister Leanne Nixon said: “We want to raise the profile and make people aware of the dangers of low-level violence.
“We want to prevent things like this from happening to other families and if it helps to save one life then it will have been worthwhile.”
Visit www.onepunchonelife.org.uk for more on the campaign.
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