Myleene Klass announced as host for St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards 2016

The nation’s leading first aid charity’s annual awards are open for nominations

We are thrilled to announce that Myleene Klass will be hosting our annual awards ceremony, Everyday Heroes, in 2016. The TV presenter, musician, and model is an everyday hero herself, having used first aid to save her baby daughter from choking.

Myleene said:

‘I feel very privileged to be hosting the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards next year, I know from personal experience how scary it is when you’re faced with a first aid emergency. My own daughter choked when she was just a baby, and I really believe because of the first aid training I'd had, I was able to save her life.‎

‘First aid skills are so important and St John Ambulance has lots of free resources on their website to help you learn these life saving skills so please make the time to look, it could save a persons life.

‘I’m additionally looking forward to meeting all of the inspiring finalists and hearing their stories. It’s going be an incredible evening.’

Everyday Heroes is a glittering celebration of the nation’s life savers – ordinary people who’ve done extraordinary things through first aid. We're looking for nominations for people who’ve saved lives, championed first aid, done first aid in their community, or raised money for first aid equipment. The star-studded awards will be held in September next year at The Grange St Pauls, in London.

To find out about our award categories and to nominate your own Everyday Hero visit sja.org.uk/everydayheroes.

Award categories

Everyday Hero of the Year Award (18+)

An adult individual who has saved a life with first aid or has made an extraordinary first aid achievement.

Guy Evans Young Hero of the Year Award (Under 18s)

A young person, under the age of 18, who has saved a life with first aid or has made an extraordinary first aid achievement (in honour of Guy Evans, who died when first aid might have given him a chance to live).

Community Hero Award

An individual who has used first aid or has made a remarkable first aid achievement in their community.

First Aid Champion Award

An individual - or an organisation - who has excelled in promoting first aid and educating others.

Hero Parent of the Year Award

A parent, carer or guardian (individual or couple) who has used first aid on their child in an extraordinary life-threatening situation.

Top of the Class Award (teacher/educational establishment/youth group)

A teacher, education establishment or youth group that ensures an exemplary high level of first aid knowledge and practice among pupils and group members.

Workplace Hero Award

An individual who has saved a life with first aid or has made an extraordinary first aid achievement in his/her workplace.

Organisation of the Year for First Aid Excellence

An organisation that demonstrates an outstanding level of investment in first aid awareness, equipment and training of staff for their size.

St John Ambulance Volunteer of the Year Award

A St John Ambulance volunteer who has excelled at learning, teaching, practicing or fundraising for first aid to an exemplary level. This award recognises an extraordinary individual (or team) of any age who goes the extra mile to be the difference between life and death by promoting or practicing first aid.