Jack Beardmore

Success for Jack at Local Hero Award 2020

10 December 2020

On 13 November 2020, Signal 1 and Greatest Hits Radio announced the winner of the Tom Jackson Bravery Award, one of their Local Hero Awards 2020. We are delighted that this year it was presented to Jack Beardmore, a 6-year-old student in year two at Black Firs Primary, Congleton.

JacJack with award 200x300k is a delightful little boy with a great sense of humour. He was born with Apert Syndrome and has shown a great deal of resilience in all aspects of life. He has already undergone many long and difficult operations on many parts of his body, from head to toe. He never complains, despite long periods of painful rehabilitation. He truly deserves this special award.

Jack has been well supported by health and education since birth. He was referred to the Sensory Inclusion Service following the diagnosis of a persistent conductive hearing loss. Despite difficulties in aiding him in the early days, Jack and his family persisted, with support resulting in him having confident communication skills.

Jack’s delighted, and very proud mum Sam, let her teacher of the deaf know of the award and added these comments:

“We first met Fran from the Sensory Inclusion Service when Jack was 18 months old. I have to say it’s the most valuable and proactive service we have received by far. Jack thinks the world of her and she has helped to develop his speech and sounds. Jack loves his interactive sessions. He’s doing fantastic in school and is exceeding all expectations. Jack is so fun loving and has an amazing cheeky personality. He struggles physically but doesn’t let it show. We are very lucky because Jack’s fellow Apert friends don’t have this amazing service. We will be forever grateful.”

Watch Jack’s nomination on the Signal YouTube channel here