Running paramedic receives honorary degree

Monday, 28 July, 2008

Staffordshire's running paramedic, Ray Edensor, has been bestowed an honorary degree by Staffordshire University.

Ray became doctor of the university at an awards ceremony for the faculty of health. During the last five years he has run over ten thousand miles in paramedic uniform and 25lbs rucksack to help seriously and terminally ill children.

Ray ran 26 marathons in 26 days, ran from Paris Eiffel tower to Blackpool tower, ran in a decontamination suit from potteries shopping centre to London and then did the London marathon, broke the world record in doing 151 hours CPR on a dummy non stop in ASDA foyer, plus many many more, to raise well over two hundred thousand pounds for the charity 'Dreams Come True'.

Ray said, "It is a great honor to be recognized in this way in my home town of Stafford, my commitment to the charity is nothing to the commitment the parents give to their poorly child."

To collect his honorary degree, Ray ran in full uniform/pack from his home address in Stafford to Trentham gardens, running through the towns of Stafford and Stone.

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