Emma supports Wolverhampton’s The Way youth zone, as it reveals it needs £150,000 of funding to remain open:

“The Way Youth Zone provide a hugely important service for the city, so it is very worrying to hear that they need £150,000 of funding to keep going. The difference they make to young people in Wolverhampton is immeasurable, and I hope local people and businesses come together to secure its future.

“The Way has more than 3,000 members aged between 8 and 19 and incredible facilities. It is a facility which other areas can only dream of having, and to lose it would be a huge blow to Wolverhampton – in particular to the young people who use it.

“Projects like The Way are essential if we are to keep young people active, tackle gang culture, and tackle inequality through education. This is increasingly important as Wolverhampton has lost so many youth clubs and youth workers across the city over the last nine years. For the sake of the young people in our city, and the volunteers at The Way who give up so much of their time to make a difference to young people in Wolverhampton, I hope they can find funding to secure its future.”