Inspiring deaf Stamford teenager Beatrice Cadman overjoyed by top award
A brilliant deaf Stamford teenager has won a top award.
Beatrice Cadman, 15, is thrilled after being honoured as one of the country’s most inspirational youngsters.
The astonishing schoolgirl has been crowned as one of 12 winners of an Inspiring Communicator Award 2018 handed out by third sector information organisation Charity Comms.
Ecstatic Beatrice, of St George’s Square, Stamford, said: “I’m very proud and pleased to have won this award.
“I’m really looking forward to picking it up with my family at the awards night in London next month.
“I only hope that other deaf people and children will look at me and see what can be done if you work hard enough.”
Anita Grover, chief executive of leading charity Audio Verbal UK (AVUK), saluted Beatrice after nominating her for the highly-coveted accolade.
She said: “Beatrice has demonstrated that her hearing loss is no barrier to achieving.
“She’s an outstanding young ambassador for the charity and and a role model for young deaf people and their families.”
Beatrice’s mum, Kate Cadman, said she was “full of admiration” after her daughter performed wonders to battle through extreme adversity.
Kate, 52, said: “I couldn’t be more proud of Beatrice.
“Through hard work, determination and a sheer will to succeed she has overcome her deafness to become a fantastic young woman.
“She loves hockey, she’s very active, she’s witty and sociable and she never stops talking!”
The mum-of-three, who runs Stamford-based Cutting Edge Interiors, added: “Beatrice wants to become a midwife and I’m sure she has a bright future ahead of her.”
Kate also praised AVUK for helping Beatrice to understand sound when she was a baby and to learn how to talk.
“They were absolutely priceless and totally supportive of all our family.
“It was very frightening when we realised Beatrice was deaf and we just couldn’t get the right support for her,” she said.
“But we’ll always be incredibly grateful to AVUK.”