NADP celebrate their 30th Anniversary

Press Release issued by NADP

The National Association for Deafened People, NADP, celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a series of presentations at The Southampton Solent University Conference Centre on Saturday 26th April.  Members enjoyed a STAGETEXT captioned show at the Mayflower Theatre “West Side Story” the night before.

The conference was opened by the Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Ivan White

During the AGM, delegates witnessed a historic changeover of the charity management with a new Chair and new Trustees taking the reins.

Ross Trotter, outgoing chair of NADP said:” Can I take this opportunity to wish Lidia and her team every success for the future. I know that she and all the Trustees have the welfare of deafened people and NADP at heart, and that NADP will continue to serve those needs. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Trustee and I am sure the new team will as well.

Lidia Best, incoming chair of NADP said : “This is an enormous privilege  to follow in the footsteps of previous Chairs including Heather Jackson and Ross Trotter. I have full confidence in the new Executive Committee who have the energy and background to take the charity onwards to the next 30 years.”

NADP is now entering a new and exciting phase. We are on a journey to improve the lives of deafened people in the UK and we will bring NADP to where it belongs: a voice for and on behalf of deafened people and to become an important player in discussions with policy makers.

The winner of Heather Jackson Award 2014 was Jane Shaw, CEO of Action for Deafness.

The winner of Gifford Hardy Trophy 2013 was Jill Hipson, for her article on her Safari adventures in our magazine, Network.

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