Paul Archer was watching his team play Man City last November when he collapsed inside Stamford Bridge.

St John Ambulance volunteer, Prince Tandukar, London Ambulance Paramedic, Billy Britton, and doctors immediately leaped to his aid.

Three months later, Paul, who also met one of his heroes John Terry, is encouraging people to learn how to perform life saving CPR.

He says:

“It was so important for me to be able to meet the heroes who saved my life and to say thank you. It was very interesting to learn exactly what happened and how the CPR kept me alive after my cardiac arrest.

“It was great to know that all the right things were done and I’m here today to say thank you to Prince and Billy. It was a blessing that there were experts there who could respond so quickly.

“I just want to make people aware of the right CPR approach – I know first-hand that it’s essential that people know the basics. I’m proof that the right person being there can save a life”

London Ambulance Service Paramedic Billy Britton said:

“I was just doing my job – obviously Prince from St John Ambulance played a blinder providing those vital chest compressions to Paul that kept him alive in the early minutes

“Paul was extremely lucky to have someone so close to him that knew CPR. But most cardiac arrests happen in the home so people who learn how to give chest compressions could end up saving a loved one.

“It goes to show how vital those compressions can be and by getting that training and doing the basics can save a life.”