Seeking life savers and first aid champions for Everyday Heroes awards – nominations now open!

Everyday Heroes 2015 presenter Kirsty Gallacher

Nominations are now open for our annual inspiring awards celebrating the nation's life savers

The St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes awards are back and we’re on the lookout for inspiring stories of first aid heroism from the general public.

If you know an inspiring Everyday Hero that’s saved a life through first aid or championed first aid in their school or community, we’d love to hear from you. We’ll also be recognising businesses which have gone the extra mile.

Nominations opened this week with an afternoon tea reception in the Houses of Parliament, where last year’s winners were celebrated and honoured in the presence of MPs and other VIPs. The reception also highlighted our Every Child a Lifesaver campaign – a joint initiative with the British Red Cross and British Heart Foundation to support Teresa Pearce’s private member’s bill to get first aid into secondary schools.

Sue Killen, Chief Executive at St John Ambulance said:

‘Everyone has the ability to save a life and the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes awards give us a chance to celebrate those who are doing just that. We’re on the lookout for anyone who has gone out of their way to help people through first aid – from life savers, to campaigners, to teachers, to fundraisers.

‘Each year we hear incredibly inspiring stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. If you know someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding first aid achievements, nominate them for an Everyday Heroes award.’

Last year’s awards saw a host of celebrity supporters, with VIP attendees including Kirsty Gallacher, Fabrice Muamba, Dr Dawn Harper, Michelle Heaton, Jaymi Hensley, Ferne McCann, Charlie Webster, Kimberley Garner, Amelle Berrabah, Quentin Willson, and Dr Ellie Cannon.

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