Auditory Verbal UK (AVUK) received a highly commended award for Charity of the Year at the Third Sector Awards.
FareShare, The Scout Association and Langley House Trust were also shortlisted for the award with the food waste charity FareShare named as the winner.
By practising Auditory Verbal therapy (AVT), Auditory Verbal UK help babies and young children with permanent hearing loss to listen and talk without the need for lip reading or sign language. CAN Mezzanine provide AVUK with a customised office space in Bermondsey where AVT can take place.
CEO of AVUK Anita Grover said:
“We are so grateful to the judges of the Third Sector Awards for recognising our work and awarding us highly commended amongst other organisations doing such incredible work in their respective fields. Many people are still surprised to know that even profoundly deaf children can learn to listen, talk and achieve all the same things that hearing children can. By winning this award it is helping us to raise our profile so that we can continue to challenge perceptions and create a sound future for deaf children. Huge congratulations to the other charities who were nominated alongside us.”
CAN hosted a table at the Third Sector Awards with AVUK, in addition to being a sponsor for the evening and presenting the Enterprise Award.
Gary Phillips, Director of Sales and Marketing at CAN, presented The Grand Appeal with the Enterprise Award.
Working in partnership with Aardman Animations, The Grand Appeal has raised £50 million to save lives and support over 100,000 sick children and babies treated yearly at Bristol Children’s Hospital and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Since 2013, the charity has transformed a pop-up shop and online store into a successful retail operation with a multi-million pound turnover.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust was highly commended in the Enterprise Award category, with Local Hospice Lottery and St Andrew's First Aid Training and Supplies as finalists.