OUR campaign to ensure every Scottish pupil learns life-saving CPR has been shortlisted for a Making a Difference' award but we need YOUR help to make it happen.

The Evening Times was successful in persuading Glasgow City Council to become the first UK city to roll out training to every pupil and we then backed British Heart Foundation Scotland to get every other local authority on board.

It is hoped that an extra 50,000 pupils a year will now be trained to help save the life of someone who suffers a cardiac arrest.

Read more: Every Scottish pupil to be taught CPR after charity campaign backed by the Evening Times 

We are now in the running to win the UK’s best local newspaper campaign award, which will be decided by a public vote.

Evening Times:

The award is part of Journalism Matters, a week-long campaign that aims to highlight the power of news media for effecting change in society and kicks off today.

The public vote will run from 9.30am on Monday, May 13 to 5pm Wednesday May 15, with the winner announced at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards on Friday.

If you think our campaign deserves to win, click here and vote for the Evening Times. 

Read more: Dad whose heart stopped for 25 minutes re-united with life-saving referee 

Journalism Matters, run by the News Media Association, is a platform for news media titles across the industry to tell readers about the importance of trusted journalism to our society.

On Thursday, titles across the country. including the Evening Times will hold a #trustednewsday to show readers exactly how news is gathered, produced and distributed over the course of the day.


Participating newspapers will be hosting interactive events including live blogs revealing the workings of newsrooms on a day-to-day basis, and question and answer sessions with editors and journalists about their work.