Do you know a first aid hero?

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Scotland’s dedicated first aid charity, St Andrew’s First Aid, is searching for the country’s first aid heroes as nominations open for this year’s Scottish First Aid Awards, sponsored by Physio Control.

The Scottish First Aid Awards were created to champion first aid in Scotland and recognise those individuals and businesses that are leading the way in its provision.

This year the awards take place on Friday 27 November at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow. The evening highlights the importance of everyone in Scotland having basic first aid skills and the ceremony includes a sparkling wine reception, dinner and entertainment.

Every minute counts in an emergency and first aid can potentially be the difference between life and death. The Scottish First Aid Awards are a great way to recognise people who have gone above and beyond what has been expected of them in a first aid emergency.

There are seven award categories including Young First Aid Hero of the Year, Community First Aid Champion and Organisation of the Year for First Aid Excellence.

Chief Executive of St Andrew’s First Aid, Stuart Callison says, “We believe that no one should suffer or die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it – the Scottish First Aid Awards are a fantastic way to highlight the importance of everyone in Scotland having these life saving skills.”

You can nominate an individual or an organisation on our website www.firstaid.org.uk/award-nominations or call the Marketing and Fundraising department on 0141 332 4031 for more information.

More information about St Andrew’s First Aid and the work we do across Scotland can be found at www.firstaid.org.uk