Published date
Thursday, 18 August, 2016

Broadcaster, author and stroke survivor Andrew Marr is supporting a nationwide search for stroke survivors to enter our Life After Stroke Awards 2016. Andrew, who had a stroke in 2013, explained why he was supporting the event:

"The Life After Stroke Awards are unlike any other awards. Stroke recovery can be a lengthy grind but the LASA awards provide hope and some much-needed glamour. They honour extraordinary and selfless people from all walks of life, who have come through the life-changing consequences of stroke. Nominations for the awards are now open. If you know somebody who has had a stroke or looked after someone following a stroke and deserves recognition then please enter them for an award today."

The awards recognise the inspiring courage and determination of stroke survivors who rebuild their lives after a stroke. They celebrate the vital contribution made by carers, volunteers and health professionals.

Andrea Cail, Director of the Stroke Association in Scotland said:

"The Life After Stroke Awards honour the unsung heroes who prove that together we can conquer stroke. There are around 121,000 people living with the devastating effects of stroke in Scotland, and it’s a population that deserves much greater recognition. This is a wonderful way to acknowledge stroke survivors and their supporters everywhere."

The Life After Stroke Awards are sponsored by the TONI&GUY Charitable Foundation and Next PLC. Award winners attend a star-studded ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel on 16 November 2016.