John Healy speaks to Stephen Blades from Sphere 17, a youth club service, about a one hundred and twenty two thousand euro cut in funding for the service. They discuss the effect of these cuts and the services which will need to be reduced as a result.
Stephen shares details of the effect of cuts since 2008 and how the youths of the community rely on the service as a safe environment to socialise. He speaks of the ways that they fundraise and how this can help but will unfortunately not raise enough to keep the service running.
We hear of their large panel of volunteers and ways that volunteers can get involved.
|Duration: 12' 29"
|DATE: March 6, 2013
|Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs
|Keywords:budget cuts 2013, sphere 17 cuts, steven blades, social care cuts 2013, fundraising, sponsored parachute jump