Closure threat to youth club

December 01 2017

A POPULAR Fishponds youth club faces closure early next year unless more local support can be found.

A POPULAR Fishponds youth club faces closure early next year unless more local support can be found.

Grove Road Youth Club, for 10-16 year-olds,  was set up seven years ago and is run by parent volunteers.

About 30 young people meet every Friday from 7-9pm in term time. Weekly activities range from drama workshops to fire photography, spin painting and much more.

A spokesman said: “The funding sources from grants and local authorities have dried up in these times of austerity, so we have a shortfall - without extra support, we will have to close by Easter 2018. 

“Running the youth club costs around £3,500 per year. This pays for a dedicated youth worker, some of the activities, rent and heating.  We have fundraising events - film nights at the church hall every six months, and discos, and we charge affordable subs to the kids. But we need your help to fill the gap.

“Any donation you can make would be most welcome, and we also need arts and crafts materials, tuck shop supplies, sports equipment or any other offers of help.”

For companies, the club can offer a sponsorship package including pictures and text for your website, and inclusion of your company logo (with link) on our website and Facebook page.

If you can help, please email robbiejallen@gmail.com