St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes awards are back and the charity is searching for inspiring stories of first aid heroism.

Has someone you know saved a life? Do you know anyone that’s championing first aid in schools or community? Has your workplace gone the extra mile when it comes to first aid?

The nation’s leading first aid charity 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.

The star-studded annual event celebrates the nation’s life savers, with finalists invited to the awards ceremony at London’s Hilton Bankside Hotel on September 28.

Steve Hargreaves, St John Ambulance’s regional director for the South West and West Midlands said: ‘Each year, too many people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live.

‘Thanks to the knowledge and heroic actions of some incredible individuals and organisations, more people are alive today.

‘Whether directly using first aid to save a life or going the extra mile to champion the cause, our nominees are helping to reduce the number of needless deaths each year – making them Everyday Heroes in our communities.

‘By sharing triumphant stories, we can make as many people as possible aware of the importance of basic first aid and how it can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death.’

To find out about the award categories and to nominate your own everyday hero visit