Vote for your Guy Evans’ Young Hero of the Year winner now

 Guy Evans

Voting is now open to choose your Guy Evans’ Young Hero of the Year, in time for this year’s Everyday Heroes awards ceremony.

Named in honour of Guy Evans, who died aged 17 years in a situation where first aid might have given him a chance to live, and supported by The Mail on Sunday, this category recognises the actions of some incredible young people who are using their first aid knowledge to be the difference between life and death.

St John Ambulance will be celebrating these young heroes along with many more of the nation’s life savers on 26 March 2014.

This year’s young people

This year, it is up to the general public to select their deserving winner. Each of the five young people has an incredible story to tell:

  • Cody Hartley, an 11-year-old girl who raised enough money to equip her schools and karate clubs with life-saving AEDs
  • 15-year-old Army Cadet Sam Herbert, who, despite having a debilitating heart condition was able to perform CPR on a man who had collapsed and then instruct a passer-by to continue his efforts
  • Kayne Holden, who, at just 10-years-old performed life saving first aid on his mother after she choked
  • 13-year-old Ziggy Littlefair, who learnt first aid at school before putting it into action after a friend suffered a sledging accident
  • James Pidwell, 16, who leapt into action after seeing his sister have a seizure in the middle of the road.

Read the finalists telling their stories first hand and vote for your winner now.