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Signature Annual Awards – 2nd October 2018
Winner of the Leadership Award!
‘Using her hugely successful blog as a platform, Ellie can be described as a future leader due to her commitment to making positive change and the passion she has to inspire the next generation.’
Leadership Award Winner
All the Award Winners
Winner of the Leadership Award
Giving my award winning speech!
Collecting my award
My surprised look after I went to collect my award!
All the finalists and winners
Meeting with the UK Cinema Association – 2nd October 2018
Discussing the current #SubtitledCinema provision for D/deaf people, a further step for my campaign!
Giving a Speech at Oak Lodge School – Thursday 15th March 2018
Exploring the ‘Money Mechanics’ workshops and giving a speech to the whole school!
Deafie Blogger giving her speech with the Interpreter
Deafie Blogger on stage giving a Speech at Oak Lodge School
Deafie Blogger giving speech with an Interpreter
Appearing on Radio 5 Live – Monday 5th March 2018
Chatting about The Silent Child’s Oscar win and what it’s like being deaf on Radio 5 Live Drivetime session (Nationwide!)
National Deaf Children’s Society Wales/Cymru ‘Pay it Forward’ Awards – Friday 16th February 2018
Presenting the Community Spirit Award 2018 to the Cwmbran Deaf Choir.
Deafie Blogger with Lorna Langton, Gearing Up Project Officer for National Deaf Children’s Society at the NDCS Cymru ‘Pay it Forward’ Awards 2018.
Photo Credit: NDCS Cymru | Presenting the Community Spirit Award to the Cwmbran Deaf Choir at the NDCS Cymru ‘Pay it Forward’ Awards 2018
Virgin Money Bank Visit – Friday 26th January 2018
Visiting the staff at Virgin Money Bank to give Deaf Awareness talks and helping them to make their services more accessible for disabled people.
Deafie Blogger outside of Virgin Money Bank
Deafie Blogger’s presentation for #ICANuary at Virgin Money Bank
Deafie Blogger with Vick from Virgin Money Bank
Deafie Blogger giving her Deaf Awareness presentation to staff from Virgin Money Bank
Summer Deaf Festival, Norwich, Norfolk – Friday 14th July 2017
Giving a speech about who I am, my blogging and life as a deaf person, as well as photos with deaf dancer Chris Fonseca, and volunteers from the festival.
Everyone taking part in Chris Fonseca’s Dance Workshop
Modelling our DeafIsCool tshirts
Deaf Festival speech!
Reuniting with Chris Fonseca at the Summer Deaf Festival!
At the Summer Deaf Festival
Good Vibrations Music Festival, San Antonio, Texas USA – Saturday 20th May 2017 – First Deaf Accessible Festival – feat. closed captioning, vibrating backpacks and so much more!
Headliner Ben Rector performing!
With the organiser and Miss San Antonio, Emma Faye Rudkin
With the ASL event interpreters
Testing the vibrating subpacs!
Rocking the Oticon shades!
In charge of Phonak’s Instagram for the Festival
Enjoying the experience
Closed Captioning, and a little mention of Phonak
Charity Tandem Skydive for Norfolk Deaf Association – Sunday 14th May 2017
Completed my Tandem Skydive
Best experience ever!
In the aeroplane!
Getting ready to jump!
Gliding in the parachute
Thanks to my Tandem instructor
Deaffest, Wolverhampton UK – Friday 12th – Saturday 13th May 2017
Meeting lots of wonderful, inspirational individuals… deaf dancer Chris Fonseca, Cbeebies Magic Hands presenter Ashley Kendall, Hollyoaks actress Rachel Shenton and deaf rapper Sean Forbes.
With Rachel Shenton (The Silent Child and Switched at Birth Actress)
With Sean Forbes, Deaf AND Loud! (Deaf Musician)
With Chris Fonseca at Deaffest 2017
With Ashley Kendall (Magic Hands/BBC)
A Photoshoot for Phonak’s 70th Anniversary in Zurich, Switzerland – Friday 24th March 2017
Phonak 70 Years Photoshoot
Deafie Blogger in the Alps
A photographer following us around Zurich all day!
My visit to Phonak HQ, Zurich, Switzerland – Wednesday 11th May 2016
Hearing technologies on display!
The HQ looks amazing!
Meeting Jill and Solange for the first time!
Featured on their social media stream!
Trying out the Phonak Compilot for the first time. I can listen to music via bluetooth to my hearing aids!
With Jill on the stage, getting ready for my interview speech!
Giving my interview speech to over 50 people!
Zurich by the river
Tour Guide talking about the history
My Dad and I having a stroll!
Royal Association for Deaf People 175th Birthday Honours Awards – Thursday 11th February 2016
Being presented with the Young Person’s Runner Up Award, plus photos with Helen Lederer, Jan Sheldon, Toby Burton and the winner- Ashley Kendall!
With the amazing Helen Lederer!
Got to meet Dr Jan Sheldon, CEO
Giving my speech at the RAD Awards
Great to meet Toby Burton, Chair of Trustees
Ashley giving his winning speech
Mentioned in the book!
Smiles all around! With the winner, Ashley Kendall
Photo credit: Parfitt Family
Giving my speech!
Finlay Maciver giving his speech
Photo credit: Association for Deaf People
Deaf Awareness Talk – 12th January 2016
Talking to BTEC Teaching Assistants about how they can help deaf children in school
Action on Hearing Loss – Hearing Matters Launch in Parliament – 4th November 2015
Left to Right: Alistair Burt MP, my friend Sue, myself, Paul Breckell- CEO of AOHL
With Johanna Taylor, Senior Campaigner AOHL
Paul Breckell CEO – AOHL, Alistair Burt MP and Jonathan Gardner Boots – Hearing Care