Cambridgeshire man who performed life-saving CPR twice receives ‘Hero Award’ from British Heart Foundation

PUBLISHED: 16:51 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:51 16 August 2018

Cambridgeshire man Lee Rayment (pictured) has received the British Heart Foundation’s CPR Hero Award after saving two lives while performing CPR. Picture: UK Charity Week

Cambridgeshire man Lee Rayment (pictured) has received the British Heart Foundation’s CPR Hero Award after saving two lives while performing CPR. Picture: UK Charity Week

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A man from Cambridgeshire, who has saved two lives performing CPR, has received the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) CPR Hero Award.

Lee Rayment, founder of the charity campaign #UKCharityWeek, performed CPR on a man who suffered a cardiac arrest during a Peterborough United football game.

Ray Stratton, who passed away four years after the incident, suffered a high-profile cardiac arrest during one of POSH’s televised matches in 2014.

In 2015, Lee witnessed an accident that saw one man hit by a car. The man had stopped breathing at the scene before Lee saved his life when performing CPR.

Simon Gillespie, chief executive of BHF, heard of Lee and awarded him the charity’s prestigious national ‘CPR Hero Award’.

He said: “Lee had shown true courage and fearlessness in a crisis situation. You [Lee] undoubtedly saved his [Ray’s] life, and you deserve great praise.”

Mr Rayment also hit the headlines last year when granting Gavin Bailey his life-long supercar dream before he died of brain cancer in January this year.


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