THE Stroke Association is calling on people in the south west to get their nominations in for the Life After Stroke Awards before the closing date of March 1.

With more than120,000 people living with the effects of stroke in the area the charity is seeking nominations to honour the stroke survivors, carers, organisations or groups who have shown dedication, determination and courage in the world of stroke.

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.

Karren 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 ian nstant but its effects last a lifetime.

“The Stroke Association is doing great work supporting people affected by the condition and celebrating life after stroke.”

Simon Bird, the head of operations for the south west said: “As stars of stage and screen are being honoured for Oscars, BRITs, Grammys and BAFTAs, 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.”

You can make your nomination online at call 0207 566 1540 or email