Deaf school’s move to Exmouth prompts £5,000 gift from Freemasons

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 August 2018

Pic3. Sarah Shaw, Reuben Ayres, Oliver, Nissi, Ian Kingsbury, Steve Morton.

Pic3. Sarah Shaw, Reuben Ayres, Oliver, Nissi, Ian Kingsbury, Steve Morton.


Deaf students gearing up to move their school to Exmouth have received £5,000 thanks to a donation from the Freemasons.

When Ian Kingsbury, the Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire Freemasons, was invited to a talk about the relocation to Exmouth of the Royal Academy for Deaf Education from its current site in Exeter, he applied for a grant to fund equipment for the youngsters.

The cash will be used buy play, sports and electronic equipment for use now, and that can be transferred to the new school, at the Exmouth Rolle College site.

A spokesman for the Freemasons said: “While on a visit to the House of Lords, Ian Kingsbury was inspired by a presentation given by Steve Morton, director of development for the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, outlining the academy’s aims and development plans for the future academy, which is to be relocated to a new site in Exmouth.”

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