Statement regarding the inquest of Cason Hallwood

Statement regarding the inquest of Cason Hallwood

  • 15 October 2021
  • News

The senior coroner for Cheshire, Alan Moore, has ended the inquest into the death of 12-year-old Cason Hallwood, who tragically died on Christmas Day 2020. Cason was allergic to nuts and had asthma. He died in hospital following an allergic reaction after eating his Christmas dinner which contained nuts in error.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign would like to extend our deepest condolences to Cason’s family and commend them for the strength and dedication they have shown during an incredibly difficult year. The family have gone above and beyond to raise both awareness and funds for the Anaphylaxis Campaign and we are extremely grateful for their support.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign would like to re-enforce the following advice: –

Adrenaline Auto-Injectors

  • Always carry two adrenaline auto-injectors with you at all times.
  • Ensure you have registered the expiry date of your devices on the relevant manufacturers websites to give you ample warning when a new prescription is required.
  • Ensure you gain a replacement device prior to disposing of any out-of-date devices

What to do if you suspect anaphylaxis

  • use your adrenaline pen immediately or ask someone else to do this if you prefer (any person is legally allowed to administer adrenaline to another person to save a life);
  • call an ambulance (999) immediately after giving the injection or ask someone to do this. Say this is an emergency case of anaphylaxis (pronounced “anna-fill-axis”).
  • use your second adrenaline pen 5 minutes after the first pen if you are not improving or if you start to deteriorate after an initial improvement.

Our AllergyWise Free online course for Parents and Carers of School Age children can be accessed at

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact our helpline team at or call 01252 542029.