Essential funds raised through 10k to help students

Ten members of staff from Doncaster Deaf Trust have raised £3000 to help students and complete residential refurbishments at the education hub. 

The principal of Doncaster Deaf Trust, Alexis Johnson, ran around the school grounds as part of this year’s virtual Doncaster 10k, raising more than £1,000 to help with residential refurbishments at the education hub. 

Nine other members of the team also completed the 10k run near their homes, helping to raise money for the revamp while colleagues at The Little Learners Day Nursery also raised a fantastic £100 contribution.

Alexis Johnson, executive principal of Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have raised such a fantastic amount for refurbishments within our Darley Lodge and Greenaway residential blocks.

“Thank you to all of our members of staff who took part in this year’s virtual Doncaster 10k to help with this fundraising mission. All of their efforts will make a huge difference to the lives of our students while they learn.

“A huge thank you to Curly’s Athletes for allowing us to be one of their chosen charities, for their support and for their donation to our project.”

Curly’s Athletes will be donating £867.01 to the Trust as part of their charitable donations making our grand total for this event £3867.01.

This will help us to start work on our residential buildings that need renovation in response to Covid-19 to minimise contact for our students. Help is needed to make smaller flats within the current accommodation. This is part of a long-term plan to future-proof this setting as society continues to adapt to Covid-19 measures.  

The updates to accommodation include improved access points and facilities so that students can remain within bubbles if needed with swipe card access, creating a safe and comfortable environment with relevant IT measures in case students need to self isolate.