Award for work with deaf and blind teenagers in Cornwall
A blind woman from Cornwall has won national acclaim for her charitable work with teenagers who are deaf and blind.
Penny Davies, 55, was praised by the charity Sense in their Volunteer of the Year category.
Penny from Boscoppa, St Austell, is a volunteer with the Cornwall-based "Get Out There" Group (GOT). She was presented with her award by designer and TV personality Linda Barker and Sense's chief executive, Gillian Morbey.
Penny helps teenagers with sight and hearing problems to join fun social activities at weekends and in school holidays. She said: "It's such a pleasure to be recognised for helping young people try new experiences and become more independent."
Linda Barker said: "I am so delighted to present the Sense Awards this year, as they are a great way of recognising the achievements of deaf/blind people and those who make a real difference to their lives."