Children having fun on electric Go-Kart rides in the local Princesshay shopping centre this summer have raised over £700 for us. Operators Go-Kart Party donated 10% of all takings throughout the summer to as part of the continued annual charity partnership.

Go-Kart Party manage the pay per ride electric Go-Karts in Princesshay Square, running on a track specifically designed for 4 to 10 year olds eager to have a go at being a racing car driver.

Nathan Martindill of Go-Kart Party said: “We were delighted to bring the go-karts back to Princesshay for 2016 and it’s been great to see everyone enjoying it so much. We have had great fun and are very proud to have raised over £700 for this fantastic local charity and the amazing work that they do.”

Helen Trebble, Marketing Manager at Exeter Deaf Academy said: “We are so grateful to Go-Kart Party for the generous donation to Exeter Deaf Academy. Proceeds will support students and help them to reach their full potential. Money raised will also go towards purchasing essential items, such as specialist sensory and audiology equipment, as well as funding support services for families. It has been great working with both Go-Kart Party and Princesshay this year and we hope that everyone has enjoyed their time trying out their racing skills.”

Princesshay announced Exeter Deaf Academy as its charity partner for 2016 in February this year and has been working with the local charity throughout the year on events and fundraising activities, including sponsoring their football team’s kit and taking part in The City to Sea Marathon, a challenging 26.5 mile route from Exeter to Babbacombe Downs in Torquay.

Exeter Deaf Academy the UK’s oldest specialist Deaf education provider. The charity has been changing the lives of Deaf young people in Exeter for over 190 years. Today they operate a school, college and residential care for young people aged 4-24 who come to the city from throughout the country. However, the Deaf Academy is not funded in the same way as state schools and so relies on fundraising to support much of the essential and innovative work that it does.

To find out more about the innovative work carried out by Exeter Deaf Academy visit