One Punch UK

One punch can kill

Awareness – Education – Support

About One Punch UK

How it all began: Kristian’s story

My son Kristian was a fit, healthy and happy 18-year-old.  On a night out with friends in September 2010, he was approached by a stranger looking for a cigarette, who then punched my son, just once, causing him to sustain a catastrophic brain injury.

Kristian was in a coma initially which he miraculously came out of after 7 days, and I thought he was at the start of his road to recovery.  Kristian sustained a frontal lobe brain injury which affected his behaviour and he needed extensive rehabilitation.

I fought hard to get him into the best rehabilitation unit, based in Northampton, some miles from home, and carried out fundraising to help with travel costs so family and friends could visit him regularly.  Although he was awaiting an operation for plates to be inserted into his skull, he seemed to me to be doing okay, and I eagerly awaited full rehabilitation to commence, and ultimately, believed I would be able to bring my son home.

After two months at the rehabilitation unit, Kristian started to lose weight and had little interest in anything.  I became very worried about him and kept expressing my concerns to anyone and everyone who would listen.  My brave beautiful son died on 10 July 2011, he was just 19.

Losing Kristian changed mine, and my family’s, lives forever.  We live with the pain every day, that’s what a single punch over a cigarette caused.  I set up the charity One Punch UK with my husband, Kristian’s stepfather who he never met, to campaign, educate and support others, in memory of my son, in the hope we can prevent another family going through what mine did.

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One Punch UK offer a unique support service to victims of one punch assaults, their families and friends.  We have experienced first-hand the devastation a single punch can cause and are here to offer a supporting hand to hold throughout your journey

One Punch envisions a nation without violence.

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Red and Blue Day

Red and Blue Day

Red or Blue Day 2024#WearRedorBlueDay We are asking all schools, workplaces to take part in our Awareness Week by allowing the children to wear a non-uniform or something Red or Blue on Friday Friday 20th September and to pay £1 to take part 100% of the donation goes...

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One Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day

One Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day

One Punch Bereaved and Survivors DayOne Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day #OurOnePunchHeroes 10th May We are proud to launch our very first victims and survivors day. This day will be to give recognition to everybody affected by a one punch assault. We will be asking...

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Pier to Pier to Pier

Pier to Pier to Pier

Pier to Pier to Pier Pier to Pier to Pier 14th July  Ride your bike from Roker pier to South Shields pier and back again (appox 14.4 miles) How to get involved Register now for our information pack which will be sent to you. Registration Fee Adults £10.00 Child £5.00...

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#50inAugust

#50inAugust

#50inAugust#50inAugust Covering 50 miles in August Run - Walk - Cycle - Swim or whatever else you can think of.How to get involved Register now for our information pack. Hashtags #50inAugust Supported byGet Involved

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One Punch Awareness Week

One Punch Awareness Week

One Punch Awareness Week 2024One Punch Awareness Week One Punch Awareness Week is an annual awareness week which takes place during the third week of September each year.  We do many activities and fundraising events through the week and work alongside other...

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Punched Out Cold Campaign

Punched Out Cold Campaign

Punched Out Cold CampaignPunched Out Cold Campaign December is Punched Out Cold month.  Alcohol often plays a part in one punch assaults, and December, with the festive period, often sees more people out celebrating. Whilst most of the time we may be able to laugh...

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