Everyday Heroes 2014 Winners

We are pleased to announce this year's Everyday Heroes winners. These individuals and organisations are making our communities safer places to be.

Everyday Hero of the Year

Simon Underwood, an Assistant Head Teacher from Oxford, saved the life of a 15-month old toddler who drowned at a Northamptonshire holiday park.

Guy Evans Young Hero of the Year

Sam Herbert, 15, who performed CPR last May on a stranger who collapsed on the street.

High Street Hero 

Ceinwen Morgans, from Falmouth, who saved the life of an 82 year old diner at her restaurant after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

First Aid Champion 

The Friends of Sam Wright Committee, that raised over £27,000 to buy a defibrillator for Woodlands School in Allestree, following the death of their friend Sam who had an undiagnosed heart condition.

St John Ambulance Volunteer of the Year 

Carol Trigg, who has provided hundreds of hours of first aid support at events in her 45 years with the organisation and, despite serious loss of her vision in 2012 has continued as a first aid trainer.

Top of the Class 

Parkland Primary School in Leicestershire, which ensures all of its 500 young people and teachers are first aid trained. It is the first in the county to install an automated external defibrillator (AED) in its school hall, which is also made available to the community.

Workplace Hero 

Diane Fullerton and Karen Lawrance, from General Dynamics UK’s Pershore facility, saved the life of visitor 33-year-old Chris McDonald when his heart stopped during a meeting in May 2013.

Organisation of the Year for First Aid Excellence 

GE Aviation, which employs 57 trained first aiders to support the 1,600 strong workforce, houses nine AEDs and 14 oxygen stations at the site, and each tests its first aiders quarterly.

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Winners quote

‘These awards celebrate ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things and saving lives.’

Fabrice Muamba, former footballer and cardiac arrest survivor

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