MEMBERS of a project for deaf children are celebrating after it was nominated for a prestigious national award.
Child Deaf Youth Project, which was set up in 1995 to provide specialist services to deaf and hard of hearing children and young people, has been shortlisted in the Community Spirit category at the annual awards ceremony organised by charity and leading awarding body for deaf communications Signature.
Child Deaf Youth Project works across the Tees Valley providing support to help deaf youngsters achieve their full potential and live independent lives. People can now show their support for the organisation by voting online ahead of the glittering awards ceremony, which will be held in London next month.
Sheelin Kilroy, Child Deaf Youth Project manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be nominated for the Community Spirit award this year, we can’t wait to attend the ceremony with the rest of the nominees, it should be a fantastic event. We try to do all we can to provide as fully inclusive a service as possible to enable the children to take part in activities that their hearing peers take for granted on a daily basis.”
Child Deaf Youth Project is based in Middlesbrough but works with youngsters across Teesside. To vote visit www.signature.org.uk/awards/you-decide.php.