Your chance to nominate stroke survivors for an award

BBC’s Apprentice star, businesswoman and football’s first lady, Karren Brady, is urging people to nominate stroke survivors, carers and volunteers for the Stroke Association’s 2014 Life After Stroke Awards (LASA).

The awards, which are sponsored by Toni & Guy Charitable Foundation, recognise the courage and determination of stroke survivors, and celebrate the commitment and dedication given by carers and volunteers.

In 2006, Karren survived a brain aneurysm, which could have led to a stroke.

Now a long-term supporter of the charity, she said: “Stroke remains one of the greatest health challenges of our time. Too many people don’t understand it or ever think it’ll happen to them, yet stroke is closer than you think. The Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards are about celebrating stories of courage, commitment and determination.

“As patron of these brilliant awards, I’m inviting you to do something special for someone who has shown that there is life after stroke. Nominate someone and give them the chance to shine.”

There are several award categories and the closing date for nominations is 29 February 2014. Winners are invited to attend a star-studded award ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel on 12 June 2014. Details of how to make your nomination are available at