Sheffield youth club celebrates refurbishment

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A historic youth club is inviting supporters to a special celebration tonight to mark its new look relaunch.

The Double Six Youth Club in Woodseats, which was first opened by Frankie Vaughan in 1966, has undergone a dramatic £8,000 refurbishment, using funds raised in partnership with Sainsbury’s on Archer Road.

Youth worker Richard Hay said: “This refurbishment represents the first step in a new funding strategy for the club, which has to become more self-sustaining in the new economic climate.

“The club decided to invest in a refurbishment to make our space more suitable and desirable for room hire bookings.

“The more revenue we can bring in from functions, the more we can focus on the young people we need to serve rather than finding the money to do it.

“It’s been very heartening to be recognised for the hard work we do by Sainsbury’s and the public. We’d like to thank them all for their generosity.”

The club has also been awarded £10,000 from Children In Need for the upcoming year. The relaunch event will take place at 7pm tonight. The club will re-open on Tuesday to young people aged between nine and 19.