THE Stroke Association is calling on Burton residents to give their nominations for the Life After Stroke Awards (LASA).
The ceremony, honouring stroke survivors, carers, organisations or groups who have shown dedication, determination and courage in the world of stroke, will take place at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday, June 26.
This year, Karren Brady, star of TV’s ‘The Apprentice’ will be the charity’s first patron of the awards.
She said: “I was in danger of having a stroke myself and so this is a cause that is very close to my heart.
“A stroke happens in instant but its effects last a lifetime. The Stroke Association is doing great work supporting people affected by the condition and celebrating life after stroke.”
Other celebrities will be on hand to present categories including adult courage, creative arts and fund-raiser of the year.
Hugh Tibbits, Stroke Association spokesman, said: “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.”
Nominations can be made online by visiting www.stroke.org.uk/LASA or phoning 0207 566 1540 before Friday, March 1.