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Nominees for Public Spirited Award sought

A member of the public cares for another

The Public Spirited Award is one of the annual honours awarded by the Ambulance Service Institute. Each year they recognise outstanding actions or exemplary service by individuals or teams.

Again this year St John Ambulance is sponsoring the Public Spirited Award, which is for outstanding actions by a member of the public before the arrival of a professional ambulance or medical assistance.

There are a variety of situations where individuals could have demonstrated outstanding actions in order for them to be put forward as a nominee. These may include situations such as:

  • being of aid during severe winter snow conditions
  • assisting the frail and vulnerable within the community
  • helping someone survive through an extreme situation.  

The award is open to all members of the general public (who should not have more training or experience than a first aid certificate). Special consideration will be given to younger members of society (school age).

Nominations can be made by any member of the emergency services, doctors, nurses, patients, relatives or any member of the public who wishes to express their appreciation of the actions of another member of the public.

If you would like to nominate someone please contact Paul Hudson at St John Ambulance National Headquarters by email or by telephone on 020 7324 4248.

Due to our sponsorship of this category, it would not be appropriate for SJA personnel to enter but we encourage you to nominate people outside the organisation.

The deadline for nominations is 30 June, with the awards reception in London in November.