SHE loved life... and dedicated herself to ensuring more people can be the difference between life and death.

Now inspirational teen Amy Allan will be posthumously honoured at the First Aid Awards, run by St Andrew's First Aid.

The charity announced the Young First Aid Volunteer of the Year Award will be officially renamed the Amy Allan Young Volunteer of the Year Award in her memory.

Amy lived in Dalry with her parents, Leigh and Richard and little brother, Ryan and was the embodiment of the core values of a young first aider.

Amy, who would now be 15, died on September 28, 2018.

She had several complicated and complex health issues and had attended the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow since birth.

Leigh, Amy’s mum, 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."

The category looks for a person aged between five and 24, who has excelled at learning, teaching, practicing or supporting first aid at an exemplary level.

Amy joined the St Andrew’s First Aid Queen Street Youth Cadets in April 2016.

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.”

Cardiologist Dr Lindsey Hunter, who treated Amy at the Royal Hospital for Children and built up a strong bond with her over the years, said: “Amy was a delightful young lady who I had the pleasure of looking after.

"Despite her medical challenges she was always bubbly, bright and positive about life.

"Amy was always keen to help others around her and had dreams of becoming a doctor when she was older, in fact a paediatrician so she could help children and babies with similar challenges to herself.

"Amy lit up any consultation and will be sorely missed by all."

Nominations and further information on the St Andrew’s First Aid First Aid Awards can now be made online at or