Inspirational finalists announced for St John Ambulance
Everyday Heroes awards
The star-studded annual awards celebrate ordinary people who’ve
The St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes awards,
supported by Physio-Control, are back with over 40 incredible
finalists, whose stories are sure to move and inspire even the
hardest of hearts.
The Everyday Heroes awards are our annual
celebration of the nation’s life savers – ordinary people who’ve
done extraordinary things. They have each been nominated for their
incredible life saving actions or unstinting commitment to ensuring
more people know first aid.
The awards are split into eight categories,
commending individuals, volunteers, schools, workplaces,
organisations and communities.
Nominees for the Everyday Hero award this year include a former
policeman who performed life-saving CPR on a fellow golfer. Tim
Butcher performed CPR on Tony Byers-Brown for a full 35 minutes
after he suffered a cardiac arrest while out on the golf course.
The pair have since been reunited at an emotional presentation
evening at the golf club.
Community Hero nominees include Henfield
village in West Sussex. The village has shown a true passion
and commitment to first aid through its extensive fundraising for
AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and support of its local
community responder group – a brilliant example of community
The First Aid Champion award commends
individuals of any age who have excelled in promoting first aid and
educating others. Nominees this year include a mother who wrote a
book that teaches children about using 999, and the founders of the
charity Millie’s Trust.
‘My father’s life was saved because the people around him knew
The awards, which are being supported by
leading AED-manufacturer, Physio-Control, will be held on 1 July at
the Lancaster London hotel. Sky Sports presenter, Kirsty Gallacher,
who nearly lost her father – golfer Bernard Gallacher – to a
cardiac arrest, is hosting the star-studded evening.
‘First aid is a cause close to my heart, and I
can’t wait to celebrate the real heroes who’ve saved lives. My
father’s life was saved because the people around him knew first
aid, and every day I am grateful that they had the skills and
confidence to know what to do.’
Read all of our nominees’ stories and buy your tickets to the
red carpet event at sja.org.uk/EverydayHeroes.