A LIFESAVING charity is calling on nominations ahead of a major annual awards evening.

St John Ambulance is calling on everyday heroes who have helped out someone in dire need of first aid to come forward.

The annual star-studded event is hosted in the Hilton Bankside Hotel in London in September and welcomes lifesavers from across the country.

Sue Killen, Chief Executive at St John Ambulance 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."

Click here to find out more about the awards and nominate an everyday hero. Nominations close on April 9.