• STV
  • MySTV

First aid hero who lost her life to be honoured by charity

Amy Allan, who would now be 15, will be remembered by St Andrew's First Aid at its annual awards.

Tribute: Amy Allan will be honoured by St Andrew's First Aid.
Tribute: Amy Allan will be honoured by St Andrew's First Aid. St Andrew's First Aid

A teenage girl who died after battling a series of lifelong conditions is to be honoured by a charity for her dedication to first aid.

Amy Allan, who would now be 15, will be remembered by St Andrew's First Aid at its annual awards following her death last year.

In memory of the teen, the charity has renamed the Young First Aid Volunteer of the Year Award to the Amy Allan Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

Amy, who lived in Dalry, Ayrshire, first got involved with the St Andrew's First Aid Queen Street Youth Cadets in April 2016.

Over the years she spent with the corps, she became a leader, ambassador, friend and mentor to others - helping them to become future lifesavers themselves.

'There was no-one who loved life more than she did and I know she is greatly missed by those she has left behind.'
Leigh Allan, Amy's mum

Leigh Allan, Amy's mum, spoke fondly of her daughter's love of first aid.

She said: "Unlike other clubs she had been to, the cadets was always a joy and never a chore.

"She enjoyed every bit of the time she spent with St Andrew's First Aid and was so fond of the leaders.

"She met kindred spirits in the other cadets and she loved going to training or attending events.

"She always got involved wherever she could. She wanted to teach others the skills to help save a life and never let her own health struggles get in the way.

"She loved babies and younger kids and was keen to make sure she knew what to do when she was looking after them, should anything happen.

"She always went out of her way to help others and having first aid was another way for her to be able to do this.

"There was no-one who loved life more than she did and I know she is greatly missed by those she has left behind."

'Amy was everything we look for in our young volunteers and renaming the award after her is our way of both remembering and honouring her as a person and her efforts in supporting us to help save more lives, together.'
Stuart Callison, chief executive of St Andrew's First Aid

St Andrew's First Aid Awards will take place on November 15 in Glasgow.

Nominations can be made across ten categories, including First Aid Hero of the Year, Community First Aid Champion, and Emergency Services Hero of the Year.

Paying tribute to Amy, Stuart Callison, chief executive of St Andrew's First Aid, said: "Amy was everything we look for in our young volunteers and renaming the award after her is our way of both remembering and honouring her as a person and her efforts in supporting us to help save more lives, together.

"She made a real name for herself and inspired so many people to start learning first aid themselves, encouraging them to keep going and to teach others.

"She may no longer be with us, but she is still very much in our hearts and thoughts."

Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on its website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.