Debra Jamieson from our Christchurch office has been selected as one of the Westfield local heroes!

Debra was nominated because she is a wonderful role model in the Deaf community and the work she is doing with families is life changing! Families love her and say they couldn’t manage without her guiding them through their journey with a deaf baby/child.

Debra has worked at Deaf Aotearoa for 6 years now and she always goes the extra mile to make sure deaf children can communicate with their families.

Within the First Signs team, Debra supports families by providing a connection to NZSL and the Deaf community.

She works in the evenings and weekends to fit in with the family and to enable the wider family members to join in the sessions.

And now we need your help – the three top finalists per Westfield centre will be awarded a $10,000 grant for their organisation. If Debra is successful, Deaf Aotearoa will use its funds to support more First Signs families and provide more opportunities to bring families with deaf children together.

www.westfield.co.nz/local-heroes