‘Strictly’ star to host Everyday Heroes
St John Ambulance is pleased to announce Tess
Daly will host Everyday Heroes, the
annual awards gala celebrating the nation’s life savers, on 26
March 2014 at the Lancaster London Hotel.
The Strictly Come Dancing host will honour individuals
and organisations who share the leading first aid charity’s mandate
that first aid can be the difference between life
Tess’s advocacy for first aid training came from seeing the
Save the Boy campaign, which revealed
that over half of parents do not know basic first
aid to save their child’s life in an emergency. In the interactive
video produced for the campaign, a father is left helpless when his
young son falls out of a tree and is knocked unconscious.
Tess said: ‘As a mum to two young daughters, I’ve seen my share
of cut knees and bumped heads. But after seeing the charity’s Save
the Boy advert I realised just how serious some childhood accidents
can be – and parents can be the difference between life and death
for their child by performing basic first aid before an ambulance
‘I’m thrilled to be hosting Everyday Heroes
and hear the inspirational stories of this year’s nominees who have
saved the lives of loved ones and strangers using first aid.’
Everyday Heroes is accepting nominations for individuals,
organisations or SJA volunteers until 13 December 2013.