Doncaster cyclist is taking on hundreds of miles to raise money for deaf school

A Doncaster man is cycling from coast to coast this summer to raise funds for the Doncaster Deaf Trust.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 9:10 am

Kieran James will be cycling a massive 215 miles in the hopes of helping to open a brand new cafe where he works at the Communication Specialist College.

Kieran, aged 46 is a pathway learning mentor, he said: “We’ll be setting off from Southport on July 21 and we are hoping to complete the 215 miles to Hornsea in four days.

“We wanted to do this challenge to raise money to help the students in their bid to turn a building at Doncaster Deaf Trust into a cafe and enterprise shop.”

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Kieran James will be cycling over 200 miles.
Kieran James will be cycling over 200 miles.

Kieran will be joined by two friends on his trip, Tina and John Musgrove who both work for the NHS.

The cafe will provide a hands on learning experience for students where they can learn barista skills.

The college already has many vocational options such as a salon, garage, sports centre and joinery workshops.

Their tailored classes help a range of children with learning and communication disabilities.

Alexis Johnson, executive principal of Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are really pleased to hear that Keiran and his friends are taking on this challenge to raise funds for the student project.

“It is fabulous when members of staff feel so passionate about their place of work that they want to take action personally to help.

“As a charity every penny makes a difference to our pupils and students' experience of learning and we all work hard to make sure that what they experience is life changing.”

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Kieranis a keen cyclist and has found a passion for the sport.

He said: “I have suffered with my mental health in the past and I am doing this ride to give something back as I feel that cycling sort of saved my life.

“This is the first time I’ve taken on a challenge like this, and I hope that people will sponsor the three of us and help the students to develop this project which will make a difference to our students lives for years to come.”

You can sponsor Kieran here.

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