St John Ambulance is calling for people in leeds to nominate their inspirational first aid heroes for an award. Juliette Bains reports.
Brave lifesavers in Leeds who have used their first aid skills in emergency situations will be recognised at a glittering awards ceremony in London.
People across the region are being urged to nominate lifesavers for an Everyday Heroes award.
First aid charity St John Ambulance launched the awards programme to recognise the inspirational stories of people who have helped save a life and those who champion the cause.
Simon Dunn, regional director of St John Ambulance North East, said: ‘We’re on the lookout for Everyday Heroes.
“These are ordinary people who have done extraordinary things, by putting first aid into practise when it matters most or helping more people to learn this vital skill.” This year’s awards include Everyday Hero of the Year, Young Hero of the Year, First Aid Champion, Workplace Hero and High Street Hero.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Lancaster London hotel, near Hyde Park, on March 26.
To nominate someone for an award, visit: www.sja.org.uk/everydayheroes before December 13.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with St John Ambulance to offer 500 people the chance to learn life-saving skills at a three-hour first aid course.
The First Aid for All campaign was launched after it was revealed that more than half of parents in the city lack the first aid skills to save their child’s life and would not know what to do if their child’s life was in danger.
courses will be held on the following dates at the Shine Business Centre, Harehills Roads, in Leeds :
Tues, Nov 5, at 9.30am
Fri, Nov 8, at 9.30am.
Leeds Church Institute, New Market Street, Leeds:
Mon, Nov 4 at 10am
Mon, Nov 18, at noon
Mon, Nov 25, at 10am
Fri, Dec 6, at 10am
Mon, Dec 9, at 9.30am and 1pm.