Builders merchant meets man whose life he saved

Builders merchant Tom Waygood, who works at Travis Perkins in Bristol, has met up with the delivery driver whose life he helped to save in November.
Brian McNamara was delivering goods to the Travis Perkins in Southmead when he collapsed on November 5. Waygood, who had just been on a first aid course the week before, and regular customer John Winstone rushed to help him.

McNamara spent more than a month in hospital recovering, and last week he and his wife Liz travelled to Bristol to thank Waygood, although Winstone was on holiday, so a return visit is in the offing.

McNamara, a 57-year-old father of four, told the Bristol Evening Post: “If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here now. I just had to meet them and thank them for what they did. Words can’t describe it, and you can’t fault the lads. They have done a brilliant job.”

Waygood said: “I don’t see myself as a hero, I just did what had to be done and what a lot of people would do. In the same circumstances I would do it all again.”

Waygood and Winstone were recently named Evening Post/First Gold Star award winners.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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