Stroke foundation honours supporters

Stroke survivor Peter Coghlan.
Stroke survivor Peter Coghlan.

THE National Stroke Foundation (WA) held a special morning tea recognising supporters, fundraisers, survivors, carers and volunteers as part of the 2015 National Stroke Awards.

The event, held at the foundation’s WA base – The Niche in Nedlands – recognised the efforts of four West Australian finalists – Peter Coghlan , Fiona Stanley Hospital physiotherapist Alisha Anderson and fundraising duo Daniela Mastrocola and Belinda Cipriano of Tuart Hill.

The finalists were chosen from 60 nominations received across four categories – improving life after stroke, creativity, fundraising and stroke care.

National Stroke Foundation chief executive officer Erin Lalor said this year’s finalists were shining examples of people going above and beyond to lessen the significant burden stroke places on our community.

“The efforts of the finalists recognised in this year’s Stroke Awards go a long way to supporting the more than 440,000 stroke survivors living in our community,” Dr Lalor said.

“I’m certain the award finalists will inspire other Australians to look at what they can do to raise awareness of stroke and lessen its considerable impact.”

The tea also formed part of an end-of-year thank you to the foundation’s Strokesafe Ambassadors who provide presentations and run stalls throughout the year.