First aid champions sought for new award

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A new awards scheme has been launched to recognise the achievements of first aid champions in the workplace and in public life.

St John Ambulance is calling on businesses and individuals in the manufacturing sector to nominate people whose actions have saved lives or workplaces which are good examples of first aid best practice. Nominations for the charity's inaugural First Aid Awards need to be made by 26 August. One of the categories is a workplace award and will recognise businesses which have gone beyond the legal requirements of first aid. All finalists will be invited to an awards dinner in London on 30 November. The event will be hosted by BBC presenter Sophie Raworth (pictured) who knows the value of timely first aid, having been helped by St John Ambulance volunteers when she collapsed during the London Marathon earlier this year. Sue Killen, CEO of St John Ambulance, said: "Across Britain we are seeking first aid champions and workplace heroes for deserved recognition. Whether it's a family member, friend, colleague, workplace or local school or shop, we want to hear about those individuals or organisations that you think should be recognised for their first aid achievements." Nominate online at