Nominate your ‘Everyday Heroes’ for St John Ambulance award

St John Ambulance train people in first aid
St John Ambulance train people in first aid
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The nation’s leading first aid charity is calling for nominations from Warwickshire for its annual inspiring awards.

St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes awards celebrate inspiring stories of first aid heroism from the general public.

Previous winners from Warwickshire include Max Willson, the teenager from Stratford who won the Guy Evans Young Hero of the Year award 2015.

Max received the award for helping his younger sister, Mini, when she seriously injured her wrist on a pane of glass while on holiday in France. Mini severed an artery and two tendons and had it not been for quick thinking Max, she would have bled out in eight minutes.

Everyday Heroes 2015 saw the highest ever number of nominations and St John Ambulance is asking the public to get in touch and tell them about friends, family members, colleagues, and even strangers who’ve saved lives or championed first aid.

Emma Elgerton, Regional Community Training Co-ordinator from St John Ambulance, said: “Everyone has the ability to save a life and our 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, teachers, and 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.”

Entries close on 5pm on Thursday, March 24 2016 and nominees will be invited to a star-studded ceremony in London, at The Grange St Pauls on September 7.

To find out about the award categories and nominate your own Everyday Heroes visit www.sja.org.uk/everydayheroes