Search is on for Everday Heroes

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A search has begun to find people who have used first aid to help someone in need.

St John Ambulance is on the hunt for ordinary people from across the north east.

The charity’s annual Everyday Heroes Awards honours local life savers, community heroes and organisations who champion first aid or have used it to make a difference to someone’s life.

Finalists will be invited to a star-studded ceremony to be hosted this year by presenter and musician Myleene Klass.

Myleene said: “I feel very privileged to be hosting the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes awards as I know from personal experience how scary it is when you’re faced with a first aid emergency.

“My own daughter choked when she was just a baby, and I really believe because of the first aid training I’d had, I was able to save her life.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all of the inspiring finalists and hearing their stories. It’s going be an incredible evening.”

Regional director Simon Dunn said: “These awards are a brilliant opportunity to recognise people who’ve saved lives, as well as those who tirelessly create safer schools, workplaces, and communities by championing first aid.

“We have been bowled over by the response so far, but we hope to receive even more nominations for those who go the extra mile to teach, or provide, first aid where it’s needed most.”

Last year saw a record number of nominations and the charity hopes that this year will yield even more incredible life saving stories.

The Everyday Heroes Awards are supported by Laerdal, who make Resusci Anne training manikins and are working with St John Ambulance to help save lives through first aid.

To nominate your Everyday Hero, visit www.sja.org.uk/everydayheroes