Nominate a life saver or first aid champion for national recognition

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People are being invited to nominate those who have saved lives for recognition at a star-studded event.

Nominations can be made until the end of this month (February) for the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards.

The first aid charity is asking people to get in touch and tell them about friends, family members, colleagues and even strangers who have saved lives or championed first aid.

as someone you know saved a life? Do you know anyone that’s championing first aid in

schools or their community? Has a local group you know been fundraising for defibrillators or

courses?

This year’s finalists will be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony, hosted by sports

presenter Kirsty Gallacher, at the Lancaster London hotel in July.

Kirsty, whose father, golf star Bernard Gallacher’s life was saved by first aid, said:

“I’m thrilled to be hosting the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes awards, and am looking

forward to meeting the inspirational nominees. First aid is a cause close to my heart, and I

can’t wait to celebrate the real heroes who’ve saved lives.

“First aid can be the difference between life and death and it’s usually down to the actions of bystanders, families, and friends that lives are saved. My father’s life was saved because the people around him knew first aid, and every day I am grateful that they had the skills and

confidence to know what to do.”

Last year’s awards saw a host of celebrity supporters, with VIP attendees including Tess

Daly, Fabrice Muamba, Duncan Bannatyne, Matthew Wright, and Dr Dawn Harper. Her

Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex also attended and presented an award.

To find out about the award categories and to nominate visit

www.sja.org.uk/everydayheroes. The charity will also be recognising businesses which have gone the extra mile.

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Saturday, February 28.