DISADVANTAGED children and young people in Northwich are to benefit from a grant of close to £30,000 awarded to a charity in the town.

Deafness Support Network, based on London Road, is the latest beneficiary of BBC Children in Need’s 2019 appeal, which took place in November.

The funding will support the delivery of vital services to young people in the area and means that the charity now has more than £2.4million invested in 40 projects across Cheshire.

A three-year grant of £28,993 has been gratefully received by Deafness Support Network, which will be used to fund the charity’s Youth Vibe project in aid of deaf youngsters.

This project will provide fun youth work activities that will help to reduce social isolation, improve independence and increase young people’s confidence to access mainstream activities.

Hannah Nicoll, youth service manager at Deafness Support Network said: “We’re delighted to have received this three-year grant from BBC Children in Need.

“It will make a real difference to young deaf people across Cheshire and will be starting once government restrictions have been lifted.”

Elizabeth Myers, regional head of the north and south of England at BBC Children in Need said: “We’re delighted to have awarded Deafness Support Network with this funding, which demonstrates how our grants make a positive difference to children and young people’s lives.”

Simon Antrobus, chief executive of BBC Children in Need, added: “During these exceptional times I am delighted to be awarding funding which will positively impact young lives when they need it most.

“An enormous thank you must go to our incredible supporters, without whom these grants simply wouldn’t be possible.”