Save our Counselling Service

Young people are at risk of poorer mental health as Bolton Lads and Girls Club fights to save its ‘vital’ youth counselling service.

The youth centre, which was founded in 1889, is facing having to shut its counselling service at the end of March as two years of funding for the service comes to an end – despite demand being so high the charity could ‘quadruple’ the service and still not meet it.

Now, the charity, which is already supported by more than 160 organisations, is hoping to get more businesses and individuals on board to raise more than £60,000 to save the service, which has been described by bosses as a ‘lifeline’.