Fight goes on to save the CAFE Project

The CAFE Project are desperate for financial help.
The CAFE Project are desperate for financial help.

The fight to save the CAFE Project from being wound up has continued with several people answering their plea for help.

As reported in the Herald last week, the project said they would have to close their doors in January if no funding was found to maintain their drop-ins and other services for children and young adults.

They currently require £12,500 per month to keep going and due to funding difficulties they have already suspended the Street Games for All initiative.

But since their plight was highlighted, several people have come forward offering their help, although the group say they are working night and day to secure cash.

Youth worker Mark McWalter told the Herald: “We have had a response to this but it is still early days yet.

“But we must say a big thank you to everybody who has responded so far and we have had a lot of messages of support through email and tweets.

“Sheriff Stein (CAFE Project’s chairman) is doing everything he can and meeting various people to secure more funding so it is fingers crossed at the moment.”

Several other groups including the successful Angus Darts Academy have made the Brothock Bridge facility their base.

And Mark added fund-raisers were already planned for the project with groups eager to help out.

He said: “There are a few things in the pipeline with the kick-boxing club who use the hall here planning a sponsored bike run. The Darts Academy are also planning a sponsored darts marathon but there is still a long way to go.”

Anybody wanting to help the CAFE Project in any way can contact them on 01241 875200.