Doncaster Deaf Trust has been named as the chosen charity of the year for the Doncaster branch of the Coldstream Guards Association.

The branch, which was formed as branch number 19 in 1937, meets at The Comrades of the Great War Social Club in Bennethorpe.

Peter Dodd, secretary of Branch 19, said: “Each year we vote to raise funds for a local charity and 10 percent of any monies raised by the branch are presented to that charity at the end of the year.

“We are proud to announce that this year’s recipients will be Doncaster Deaf Trust and we look forward to raising money for them throughout the year.

Doncaster Deaf Trust is celebrating its 190th anniversary during 2020. The charity manages Little Learners Day Nursery, Doncaster School for the Deaf, Communication Specialist College Doncaster, Dickson House and Darley Lodge residential services and Specialist Employability Services.

Bobbie Roberts, chair of Trustees, at Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are extremely pleased to have been named as the chosen charity for Branch 19 of the Coldstream Guards.

“It is fantastic that they have recognised the charity as all donations can make a huge difference to our children and young people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have communication difficulties, including autistic spectrum disorders.”