National Award Nomination!

Access Bedford has been nominated and shortlisted for the national Signature Community Spirit Award!

The awards, now in their ninth year, are an annual event to celebrate the individuals who are making positive changes and putting others first to improve communication and experiences for deaf and deafblind people.

This year’s ceremony is all about the superstars. The event will commemorate the unsung heroes, the people whose support can help us all achieve bigger and better things, and those who are a constant source of support and inspiration.


The Community Spirit Award will be chosen through a public vote – please support Access Bedford by voting for them in this award ceremony.  You can vote online until November 10th with the winners announced at a glitzy event in Leeds on the same day.

Please vote here 

Access Bedford are overwhelmed to have been nominated and shortlisted for the Community Spirit Award, having found out when the shortlisted organisations were announced on August 14th.

Catherine Wright, chair of Access Bedford said “as a Deaf person myself, and mum to a Deaf child, I am so proud that we have been shortlisted for this national award. It makes me so proud to think that we are showing Deaf people all over Bedford and now the UK how you can make a difference if you try hard and think about others.”

Access Bedford are really appreciative for the support they have had so far, with…


  • being covered by local paper – Beds on Sunday here
  • lots of tweet support! Check out some of the messages here 

Watch this space to see if we win – announced on November 10th!



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