Passing hero ‘overwhelmed’ by campaign

Steve Gregory
Steve Gregory

The sister of a motorcyclist who died after collapsing at the side of the A43 has thanked everyone who helped her find a passing hero who attempted to save his life.

Tina Loggin, of Charlton, near Banbury, launched the #findjeremy Twitter campaign last Thursday in a bid to say a personal thank you to the man who gave CPR to her brother Steve Gregory, 48, after he pulled over to the side of the road in Towcester and then collapsed at around 8.30am on September 26 last year.

Since the campaign hundreds of people retweeted the appeal in an attempt to locate Jeremy and, on Tuesday, Mrs Loggin finally spoke to Jeremy Kean to say thank you for his efforts in saving her brother, of Banbury, who worked as a motorbike training instructor in Brackley.

She said: “The campaign on Twitter really took off and within 12 hours I had a call from a fire and rescue worker who helped Jeremy and said he was a community first aid responder.

“I found out he was based with South East Central Ambulance, was put in touch with him and we had a 20-minute conversation!

“He was incredibly modest and said he shouldn’t take all the credit, but he was overwhelmed by the campaign.

“Speaking to him has given the family some comfort and closure at last.”

Mr Gregory was taken to a Coventry hospital but sadly died after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage. Thanks to Mr Kean’s quick actions, he was able to fulfil his wish of being an organ donor.

Mrs Loggin said: “Even though we lost Steve, a part of him lives on in the people he saved by donating his organs. Indirectly he managed to save the lives of three men through his two kidneys and his liver.

“There was a massive response from everyone in the area who retweeted or shared the story. Brackley Rugby Club were great as the first call from the fire and rescue worker plays for them, and the ambulance services were really pleased we found Jeremy.”