Doncaster Deaf Trust to hold quiz night fundraiser

Bobbie Roberts. Picture: Marie Caley D4458MC
Bobbie Roberts. Picture: Marie Caley D4458MC

The Doncaster Deaf Trust is set to hold its annual quiz night tomorrow.

The quiz will take place on March 27 at 6.30pm at the Emmott’s Dining Room on the Trust’s campus on Leger Way, and proceeds raised on the night will go towards the 185th anniversary celebrations for children, pupils and students.

HSBC have once again supported the Trust in organising the quiz night and will match the amount raised.

Bobbie Roberts, chair of the Deaf Trust, which comprises a nursery, school and college said: ”This annual event gets bigger and better every year. The quiz night is a brilliant opportunity for local businesses to support the Trust while having lots of fun. We can’t wait for this year’s event.

“This is a very important year for us as we celebrate our 185th anniversary. Doncaster Deaf Trust has a proud history and we will be celebrating throughout the year.”

Teams of four are now needed for the evening of trivia and general knowledge. The entry fee is £50, which will include a supper (vegetarian option available).

It is also possible for people to attend and not take part in the event for only £3, which includes food.

Doncaster Deaf Trust, which comprises a nursery, school and college, was founded in 1829 by Rev William Carr-Fenton, following an article in the Doncaster Gazette the previous year announcing the newspaper was ‘glad to learn steps have been taken’ towards the foundation of an ‘excellent institution’ for the deaf in the region.

Originally established as the Yorkshire Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, the organisation became the Yorkshire Institute for the Deaf from 1904 and the Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf in 1941. By the late 1970s, it had educated more than 3,500 pupils.

Today known as Doncaster Deaf Trust, with the Little Learners Day Nursery, Doncaster School for the Deaf and the Communications Specialist College Doncaster under its management, the organisation is at the forefront of teaching and training for the deaf, hearing impaired and those with specialist communication needs including Asperger’s and autism.

Team places are limited, so to avoid disappointment it is advised to book early. To enter your team, or for more details, contact John Weston on 01302 386 750 or e-mail jweston@ddt-deaf.org.uk