Sunday, July 11, 2010
Life After Stroke Awards 2010 winners (UK)
"As the only national charity solely concerned with helping everyone affected by stroke, The Stroke Association recognises the huge and overwhelming impact a stroke can have. A host of celebrities honoured the achievements of stroke survivors at a star-studded Life After Stroke Awards in Central London on Tuesday June 15, 2010. Outstanding stroke survivors, carers, volunteers, major donors, corporate supporters and health professionals from across the UK were presented with their awards by a number of famous faces. This year's winners ranged from a 15 year old girl who is battling back to fitness following a devastating stroke at the age of 12, to a 70 year old lady who spent five years recovering from her stroke before setting up her very own local stroke club. There was a total of eleven Life After Stroke Awards dished out at Claridge's Hotel in what proved to be an emotional day for both winners and guests alike. The Life After Stroke Awards were hosted by DJ Neil 'Doctor' Fox with other celebrity guests including fashion designer Gareth Pugh, TV health expert Dr Hilary Jones, Welsh rugby star Michael Owen, acclaimed businesswomen Karren Brady and Hilary Devey, and actors Rupert Graves, Wendi Peters and Michelle Collins. Over 220 people from across the UK were nominated for a Life After Stroke Award in 2010. The Life After Stroke Awards 2010 are sponsored by LighterLife and Next"