Comedy star Chris hands life saving equipment to Tyneside college
South Shields actor delivers defibrillator
North East comedian and actor Chris Ramsey put smiles on the
faces of staff and pupils at a Tyneside college, when he handed
over a life-saving defibrillator.
Chris, from South Shields, is best known for his role in
the BBC2 sitcom Hebburn.
Chris presented the equipment to the Harton Technology College
as part of the Heart Superstars Campaign, which was set up by a
North East family touched by the tragedy of sudden cardiac
Relatives of father-of-two Neil Best, who collapsed and died
aged 32 at home in Dudley near to Cramlington a decade ago, have
raised money to buy defibrillators.
Neil's sister Christine Stephenson and widow Kelly decided to
provide defibrillators after discovering the Arrhythmia Alliance's
Hearts and Goals campaign, fronted by former Bolton Wanderers star
Fabrice Muamba, who almost died when he suffered a sudden cardiac
arrest during an FA Cup tie at Spurs' ground.
Harton Technology College already has one machine fitted but due
to the size of the building