Sir – I write as a proud supporter of the Stroke Association and now a judge for the prestigious Life After Stroke Awards.

I’m inviting your readers to nominate their stroke heroes and celebrate the courage and dedication shown by stroke survivors, carers and volunteers in overcoming the challenges following a stroke.

Last year I had a stroke. It was a shock, but fortunately I’ve recovered well. Stroke can be devastating, but we are conquering this terrible condition. Thanks to the Stroke Association there have been developments in treatment that mean many more people now survive and with the right support they go on to live full, sometimes extraordinary, lives.

Nominations for the 2016 Life After Stroke Awards are now open. If you know an inspiring stroke survivor, or person who supports stroke survivors, nominate them for an award today. Let’s pay tribute to the unsung heroes who prove that there is life after stroke. The closing date for nominations is April 30, 2016. To find out more, visit

Chris Tarrant