Young support worker takes top award
A 21 year old volunteer for Liverpool's Deaf Active Youth
Service has won the Learner of the Year award at the 2014
Signature Annual Awards.
Ashley Farrelly, from Liverpool, was the winner of the North West
Learner of the Year award earlier this year, and beat tough
competition from the e8 other regional winners to claim the
Now in their 6th year, the awards, hosted by UK charity and leading
awarding body in deaf communications, Signature, honour individuals,
organisations and community groups that are striving to break down
the barriers of communication between deaf and hearing people.
At a prestigious ceremony held at Durham Cathedral, a mixture of
both deaf and hearing people saw their hard work and contributions
Ashley was nominated for the key role she played in establishing a
project and securing funding that allowed 12 of her hearing peers to
start a Level 1 course in British Sign Language (BSL). This was
inspired by her desire to undertake a formal BSL qualification,
having taken part in an innovative youth project that brought deaf
and hearing people together.
Now employed as a part time communication support worker, Ashley
spends a great deal of time volunteering to get a greater
understanding of BSL, as well as attending every course available to
her. She also uses her skills to support deaf young people in a
number of activities, such as kickboxing, yoga and football.
Ashley said:- "I am so proud to be the recipient of the
national Learner of the Year award; I was delighted even to win the
North West regional award earlier in the year so this came as a huge
I was up against some inspirational nominees, who all deserve credit
for their efforts and achievements in learning BSL."
Jim Edwards, Signature chief executive, said:- "Selecting
winners across the 7 categories was a very tough decision, as
every nominee this year has been outstanding in their own field.
We were delighted to present the Learner of the Year award to Ashley
this year. We were impressed with everything she has achieved so
far, including working within a team that has taught 14,000 primary
school aged children basic sign language over the last 3 years. She
is a thoroughly deserving winner."
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A deadly descent
in to the depths of hell
FOR a scare-fest like no
other this Halloween, take a journey of unimaginable terror as
Liverpool Shocktober present Journey in to Hell at St George's Hall
between Thursday, 23 October to Saturday, 25 October and then again Wednesday, 29 October
to Friday, 31
Based around the idea of Dante's poem Inferno, Journey in to Hell is
a terrifying interactive horror tour through the tombs of St
George's Hall. Those brave individuals that dare to attend will have
their sanity tested and pushed to its limit, as they embark on a
blazing psychological journey through the levels of hell;
discovering which circle of hell their soul will reside at for all
Participants will have their nerves shaken to the core as they
prepare to meet their maker, waiting to greet them is the Grim
Reaper himself; sent by Lucifer to collect the souls of the
sinners. Not for the faint hearted there will be plenty of gruesome
scenes to scare the life out of all.
Featuring a plethora of terror, imagery and scenery will be created
around the themes explored in Dante's poem with extracts playing in
the background, as all the willing victims come face to face with
their despicable and debauched destiny. Get ready to be crippled
with fear as nightmares and darkest fears from childhood will be
resurrected and become a horrifying reality.
An experience like no other, is anyone brave enough to challenge
Lucifer and escape with their soul? Only the pure will be set free.
The rest will be devoured by the fallen angel Lucifer and tormented
for all eternity.
James Griffiths from Liverpool Shocktober said:- "We are
really excited to bring this event to Liverpool, and the Catacombs
of St Georges Hall are the perfect setting for this terrifying
visual nightmare. It is a really unique event that offers
participants an interactive horror tour of the catacombs, with
Death, Minions and other agents of the underworld taking you on your
final descent in to Hell; including truly terrifying imagery and
creatures that will leave guests begging for mercy. The experience
is most definitely not for the faint hearted and will be
unforgettable; you have been warned!"
Due to that nature of the event
PLEASE remember that this is an Adult only event! 'Journey into Hell'
will held at the
St George's Hall Heritage Centre and as a result places each
performance will be limited to 30 adults only. The tour lasts 1 hour
approximately and the take place on:- Thursday, 23 October to Saturday, 25 October and Wednesday, 29 October
to Friday, 31 October 2014.
Times for tours on these dates are as follows:- 6pm / 7pm / 8pm / 9pm.
Tickets will cost:- £20 per adult.
Tickets are available from the St George's Hall Gift Shop, or
telephone:- 0151 225 6903/6909 tickets can also be booked
strongly suggest you book to avoided disappointment.