Nominate now for Stroke Awards

RESIDENTS from the Dispatch district who have suffered a stroke or their carers could be awarded by the Stroke Association for living with the effects of this condition.

As part of the national awards scheme, nominations are being invited from across the region before the March 1 deadline.

“As stars of stage and screen are being honoured for Oscars, BRITs, Grammys and BAFTAs,” said Simon Cook from the Stroke Association, “this is the chance to shine the spotlight on stroke survivors, their carers and professionals working in the world of stroke to celebrate some of the amazing achievements made.”

The ceremony will take place at London’s Dorchester Hotel on June 26.

Nine categories including Adult Courage, Creative Arts and Fundraiser of the Year will be presented by a host of celebrities.

This year the charity is welcoming the first patron of the awards, ‘Apprentice’ star Karren Brady.

“I was in danger of having a stroke myself and so this is a cause that is very close to my heart,” said Karren. “I’m still at very high risk and know how frightening the condition can be.

“A stroke happens in an instant but its effects last a lifetime. The Stroke Association is doing great work supporting people affected by the condition.

“I am thrilled and delighted to be the first LASA Patron and am calling on everyone affected by stroke to nominate someone they know for these very special awards.”

Visit www.stroke.org.uk/LASA, email lasa@stroke.org.uk or call 0207 566 1540 to make your nomination.