Nominate your first aid hero

Emma Nicholson who won Youth First Aider of the Year 2012

Emma Nicholson who won Youth First Aider of the Year 2012

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Scotland’s leading First Aid Charity, St Andrew’s First Aid, is calling for nominations for the Scottish First Aid Awards 2013.

The charity is appealing for people to recognise their First Aid Hero and come forward with their real-life stories of how a First Aider has helped them and/or how it has made a difference to their lives.

The Scottish First Aid Awards have been created to champion first aid in Scotland and recognise those individuals and businesses that are leading the way in its provision. The charity is encouraging entries from as many people as possible and the awards are open to all, regardless of whether or not training has been provided with St Andrew’s First Aid or another provider.

Nominations are welcomed from individuals, businesses, public sector organisations, shops, schools and many more. Entry to any of the award categories is free and nominations will remain open until August 30.

Commenting on the Scottish First Aid Awards, previous winner Emma Nicholson who won Youth First Aider of the Year 2012 said: “The awards are an incredibly important event in St Andrew’s First Aid’s calendar and part of Scottish First Aid Week.

“They are a fantastic way to reward people for delivering excellent First Aid and also provide encouragement to all first aiders. I can’t stress enough the difference that first aid delivered with confidence can make in an emergency and believe that by highlighting examples of this we can stress the importance of learning vital first aid skills.”

St Andrew’s First Aid, which teaches life-saving techniques to over 20,000 people each year and aids the public at thousands of events across the country, wants to hear how first aid can save lives and make the difference in an emergency situation. This is the opportunity to nominate a Scottish First Aid Hero; anyone who, in your opinion, has delivered excellent First Aid in Scotland.

Go to www.firstaid.org.uk/award-nominations