We were shortlisted for the Organisational Achievement Award alongside three other organisations – Islington Council, Significan’t and STAGETEXT. STAGETEXT claimed the winner’s prize for their work encouraging greater access for deaf people to the arts.
Over 200 nominations were made for this year’s awards. Signature particularly highlighted our work championing the access rights of hearing dog recipients as well as the many life-changing partnerships created over the last 12 months.
Signature is a national organisation promoting excellence in communication with deaf people as well as promoting a society in which deaf people have full access.
Around 300 people attended the event which was held at the glamorous Plaisterers’ Hall venue.
Our charity spokesperson, Rob Panting, said: “It’s great that we have been recognised in this way. To see the work of staff and volunteers highlighted by an organisation like Signature is fantastic.
“To be named as a runner-up in this category really highlights the importance of a hearing dog. With those suffering with a hearing loss on the rise to one in six in the UK, the provision of services like a hearing dog is of vital importance.”
For more information on this year’s Signature Awards, head to: www.signature.org.uk/awards
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