Lack of cash puts youth club at risk

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn with some of the youngsters at under-threat Double Six youth club in Woodseats.
Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn with some of the youngsters at under-threat Double Six youth club in Woodseats.
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AN URGENT appeal has been made for funding to help a Sheffield youth club keep going over the coming months.

The Double Six club, in Woodseats, faces closure in just three weeks unless it can obtain £3,000 to cover running costs until the summer. Council funding has run out.

After that, it is hoping to receive funding from a Government grant scheme.

The club’s plight has attracted support from Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn.

The Labour politician got involved after receiving an email from two members of the Double Six Club.

Meg said: “The Double Six youth club serves a vital role in the local community, providing young people with the chance to take part in a range of activities and giving them a safe place to go.

“The club only costs £12,000 to run for a whole year, and it would be fantastic if they could get support from local businesses, charitable trusts or individuals – no matter how large or small. It would be a real loss to our community if the club closes in just three week’s time.”

If the club cannot raise extra cash, young people fear their youth club will close in just three weeks and they will be left with nowhere to go in the area.

Double Six has professional youth workers and trained volunteers run five sessions each week for 50 young people a time at the club. They also run a weekly sessions for girls.

Individuals or businesses who can donate money to the club should call 07545 962015.