DO you know someone directly affected by stroke?
Whether they are a stroke survivor, carer, volunteer, fundraiser, family member, friend or someone in a professional role who has made a difference, why not let them know how remarkable they are by nominating them for a Northern Ireland Life After Stroke Award.
As the only UK charity solely concerned with helping everyone affected by stroke, the Stroke Association recognises the huge and overwhelming impact a stroke can have.
Northern Ireland director, Tom Richardson explains: “Every day through our work in Northern Ireland we witness people displaying immense courage and determination as they strive to overcome the effects of stroke. We also see people showing true compassion and commitment as they encourage and support others to rebuild their lives after stroke. The Northern Ireland Life After Stroke Awards are a great way of recognising and celebrating people’s courage after stroke and support for those affected by it and we look forward to receiving nominations over the coming months.”
Nominations are required for seven categories: Adult Courage Award (18-64 years old); Adult Courage Award (age 65+); Carer’s Award; Stroke Association Award for Volunteering; Fundraiser of the Year Award; Award for Creative Arts and the Award for Professional Excellence.
The awards, which are supported by Boehringer Ingelheim, are open to all individuals affected by or associated with stroke throughout Northern Ireland and will take place on Thursday May 16 at a star-studded event in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast, hosted by Noel Thompson.
The top three nominees from each category will also go forward to represent Northern Ireland at the Stroke Association’s ‘UK Life After Stroke Awards’ which takes place in London in June 2013.
To nominate someone for a Northern Ireland Life After Stroke Award, visit www.stroke.org.uk/nilasa, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9050 8020. Closing date for entries is Friday February 15 2013.