The club are currently trying to secure funding from a number of sources – however they won’t find out if their applications have been successful until the summer. In the meantime, young people fear their youth club will close in just three week’s time and they will be left with nowhere to go.
Professional youth workers and trained volunteers run five sessions each week for up to 50 young people a time at the club. They also run a girl’s only session once a week, to support them with advice and information.
Whilst the youth club is based in Woodseats, young people travel to the club from many different areas in Sheffield including, Heeley, Jordanthorpe, Lowedges, Batemoor, Arbourthorne and Gleadless Valley.
“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.”
Richard Hay, Youth Worker in Charge at the club, said:
"As soon as they heard the news, the girls realised help was needed and jumped into action. I'm so proud of them for reacting in such a constructive and determined way but it comes as no surprise, they're fantastic young people and they know how important the club is for the whole community."
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