Youngsters in Armley could have been left without their weekly basketball sessions had it not been for the All Together Armley Traders Forum, writes Glenn Broadbent.
An average of 30 young people aged between 11 to 17 had been enjoying the sessions run at Swallow Hill Community College out of school hours when funding by the statutory authority was suddenly and inexplicably removed.
Working with local businesses, All Together Armley has now raised sufficient funds in five days to keep the sessions running for the next three months.
Saj Shah, leader of the traders’ forum, said:
“As soon as we found out about this we called a meeting and, working together, secured sufficient private funding to keep the group together.”
We are continuing to seek sponsorship but until we do we need to raise £2,460 to fund another 40 sessions.
All Together Armley have now launched a crowdfunding page to support the ongoing provision of youth activity in the area and are appealing for individuals and businesses to support their efforts.
If you want to know more about the project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about the other work being done by All Together Armley here.