Published 7 September 2016

The Countess of Wessex helped celebrate life savers and the importance of first aid at the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes awards in London.

The Countess of Wessex and St John Ambulance

The Countess joined St John Ambulance as Grand President in 2004 and heads the work of St John's County Presidents who provide a variety of support for their local St John members.

Countess of Wessex St John Ambulance

The Everyday Heroes awards celebrates life savers and the importance of first aid training. The Countess also attended the event last year.

Countess of Wessex St John Ambulance

The Countess met finalists, supporters and St John Ambulance personnel at the event.

The Everyday Hero of the Year prize was awarded to Richard Tucker, who saved his fiancée's life by performing CPR when she suffered a cardiac arrest in the middle of the night.

St John Ambulance

The Princess Royal and the Duke of Gloucester are also involved with the work of St John Ambulance, and The Queen paid tribute to their volunteers when she marked the 900th anniversary of the Order of St John at their headquarters in 1999.

Queen St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance has 43,000 members, who give over 5 million voluntary hours and treat over 100,000 casualties every year

Countess of Wessex St John Ambulance