Branton Juniors Football Club donate to Doncaster's children in care

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust (DCST) has received a charitable donation of over £800 from the Branton Juniors Football Club. The Trust accepted the charitable donation which was fundraised by sponsors of the team, the players and the parents who ran the distance of Lands’ End to John O’Groats and back, a total of 2814km to raise money for charity.

Mike Daniels, Football Manager of the team, said: “We are very passionate about helping local charities and playing our part within our community. This year, two charities that are close to the hearts of our young people and parents were put forward, and we chose the Trust based on the ties it had with one of our parents.

“The Trust was a place we felt strongly to donate towards as we are familiar with the wonderful work done by the Trust and its employees. We would love for the money to be used by the children in care, and hope it can make and bring a few smiles.”

The children in care service provides valuable support to the children and young people who are under the Trust care. The teams work to provide input to enable a young person’s voice to be heard by their social workers, independent reviewing officers, advocates, and teachers.

The donation will be put forward to the Trusts children in care council, a group of individuals which range from the ages 16 to 25, to allow the voices of the young people to be heard on how they think the donation will be put to best use.

James Thomas, Chief Executive of the Trust said: “This is a wonderful donation made to our Trust. This money raised will help us to provide that little bit of extra support for our young people. The children can use this fantastic contribution towards the events the Trust hosts, activity days we provide, special projects we do to acknowledge the young people’s accomplishments or to supply some much needed necessities they might require for schooling, hobbies or everyday life.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Branton Junior Football team and Mike for raising awareness of the Trust and the work we do within the local community.”

To find out more about Doncaster Children’s Services Trust and the work they do to please visit: www.doncasterchildrenstrust.co.uk

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