A CELEBRATION of the life of Connor Sparrowhawk and the people he touched will be held in Spain in December.

Family and members of the #JusticeforLB campaign, which set up in the wake of the Oxford teen's death in 2013, plan to make their way to Aviles in Asturias, Northern Spain for the event on December 2, which is taking place during another festival called 'In Search of Rights and Colour' run by Learning Disability England.

It will coincide with International Disability Day 2016 and will feature workshops, talks, music and more, with the Justice Quilt - a huge collage of more than 200 patches painstakingly sewed and decorated by supporters, which was completed in 2014 - also on display.

Connor's mother Sara Ryan, an Oxford University researcher, wrote on her blog that members of the campaign, which takes its name from Connor's nickname, 'Laughing Boy', are also considering taking on a walking pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago through Northern Spain before the event.

The group is likely to set off on October 25 and walk 150 miles in about 12 days, carrying with them a huge cardboard bus made in Connor's memory.

Ms Ryan said: "It will be a remarkable and deeply powerful experience. A time to reflect. To laugh, cry and rage. And maybe make some sense of what has happened over the past three years or so."

Connor Sparrowhawk, who had learning difficulties and epilepsy, died in July 2013 after drowning in an unattended bath at a Headington care unit run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. In June this year the trust admitted responsibility for his death.