Deaf News: Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service awarded to charity DEAFvibe

Posted on June 2, 2014

Newcastle-under-Lyme based Charity DEAFvibe has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its work in improving services and access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind people living in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Co-Founder of DEAFvibe, Alison France and Chair Julie Hart issued a joint statement saying, “The volunteers of DEAFvibe are absolutely delighted to hear that we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for our work with deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind people as well as their families, friends and carers in the Staffordshire area.

“Deafness can be very isolating and the volunteers of DEAFvibe offer accessible services that ensure that all deaf people are treated equally and with respect. We provide access, information and communication with full participation in the wider community. This award recognises the hard work that DEAFvibe has achieved since its launch in February 2010 and we feel very privileged to be selected as a winner of this prestigious award.”

Delegates from DEAFvibe have been invited to attend Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 10th June 2014 to represent the Charity at the Royal Garden Party.

A further presentation will take place in the coming months in which a Certificate signed by Her Majesty, The Queen and a Crystal Award will be presented to DEAFvibe by the Lord Lieutenant or his delegated representative.

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