Our unsung hero

One of the great things about working in a Virgin company is that we’re surrounded by wonderful people. Individuals who go above and beyond every day, making good things happen for our customers, our local communities and even for each other. 

We recently became aware of one unsung hero, Julian Stumm, who earlier this month received a Metropolitan Police Commendation for his life saving actions.

Last year Julian, Interconnect Manager in Virgin Media Business, was on his way to a football match with friends. While taking a short cut to the football ground he noticed a group of Police attending to a male lying on the ground. As a trained Community First Responder and member of Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service, he immediately jumped in to assist what was obviously a serious situation. 

The gentleman in question was unconscious and whilst Julian was taking his pulse, went into cardiac arrest. Assisted by two police officers, Julian administered CPR, working on the patient for 30 minutes. Finally a paramedic arrived, having fought their way through the football crowds, by which time the patient had been stabilised. The patient was taken to hospital and we are thrilled to say, went on to make a full recovery.

The police officer in charge nominated Julian for his Commendation after reading the reports of his officers who were on scene.

Julian Strumm

I couldn’t be more proud of Julian and his life saving actions. Julian, you have truly shown the power of human kindness and are an inspiration for us all to do good things.