Awards & Achievements

News and Photographs of any awards and achievements gained by DEAFvibe will appear below.

British Sign Language Accreditation

DEAFvibe has been accredited by Institute of British Sign Language (IBSL) and ABC Awards (ABC). DEAFvibe will provide British Sign Language (BSL) and Lipreading Classes within the community. Bradwell Lodge, Newcastle-under-Lyme will be the main teaching centre for BSL. Lipreading classes will be at Bradwell Lodge and Trinity Church, Leek. For more information contact us at awarenesscourses@deafvibe.co.uk

Queen's Award for Voluntary Services

It is with great pride that we are pleased to announce that DEAFvibe has won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This award is similar to the MBE for Voluntary Groups and we are very excited to have been chosen.

DEAFvibe was launched in February 2010 and in the last four years it has become a very important organisation for those who are Deaf or experience a hearing loss as well as their family, friends and professionals involved in their lives and care.

DEAFvibe is very lucky to have such a dedicated and committed group of volunteers and without all of you - DEAFvibe would not be so vibrant and successful.

Arrangements are being made for a "party" - 'award reception ceremony'. The Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire will be invited and will present a Signed Certificate by Her Majesty, the Queen and a Crystal Award to DEAFvibe and you will receive an invitation to the "party". We will let you know when the party will be.

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In recognition of being awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services, DEAFvibe were invited to Buckingham Palace

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Sky-Dive Challenge 2013

Charlotte Whittaker achieved her 1st Sky-Dive raising vital funds for DEAFvibe!

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Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust (SSOTP) –
Celebrating Excellence Awards 2013

Alison France & Rowan Robinson, Rehabilitation Officers for Deaf & Deafblind People (SSOTP) and DEAFvibe – Winners of the Service User Focus Award

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6 Peaks Summit Challenge 2012

Clive Robinson, Rowan Robinson, Joe Robinson, Steven Leece, Stephen Bostock, Matt Hewston and Dave Smith all achieved this astounding Challenge by walking 36 miles in 13 hours raising vital funds for DEAFvibe!

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Newcastle Community & Voluntary Service Awards 2012

Rowan Robinson – Winner of the Volunteer of the Year
Charlotte Whitaker – Winner of the Student Volunteer of the Year
Julie Hart – Winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering and the Community
DEAFvibe - Shortlisted Finalist for Organisation of the Year

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Specsavers Star Awards 2012

Ali France – Winner of the Regional Award for the West Midlands region
Ali France - Shortlisted National Finalist (London)

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Newcastle Community & Voluntary Service Awards 2011

DEAFvibe – Winners of the Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering and the Community

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