Summer social for Deaf people A social club for Deaf people, aged between 18 and 30, is set to run throughout the summer at Doncaster Deaf Trust. The Trust received lottery funding to provide the club for Deaf people from the Doncaster community, which has now been running for three months. Alexis Johnson, executive principal of Doncaster Deaf Trust, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming people to the Social Club throughout the summer. “The Lottery funding has allowed us to develop the club for Deaf people which will continue to run throughout the summer months. “This club is being shaped by Deaf people and we’ll be running a host of activities during the next summer weeks. “Future sessions will include a range of activities on site from using the gym, watching films, playing darts or pool, using our bikes, relaxing and enjoying music, there are so many options for attendees to choose from. “The idea behind the social club is that it will help to connect Deaf people locally and enable people to build their social networks. “The social club is free to attend and will also operate a social media chat room connecting Deaf people in Doncaster with Deaf people from across the country.” The project being run thanks to a lottery grant as part of their 'Building Connections fund’. The grant will cover the costs of staffing and running the social club and creating and managing the social media chat room. The final element of the funding will be used to create an online British Sign Language (BSL) course which will be available for free enabling hearing people to learn to communicate with the Deaf community. The free to attend social club takes place every Friday between 6pm -9.00pm, there will be tea, coffee, squash and biscuits and the bar will be open for alcohol, which must be paid for.