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Sports clubs affected by cost of living.
« on: 10:13:24, 03/01/23 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-64130115?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA

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A sports club that has become the "beating heart of a community" says it faces an uncertain future as the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite.

Abraham Moss Warriors has hosted sport and activities for families in north Manchester since its formation in 2000.

The club said its bills had risen by 20% during the last year, at the same time that grant funding had dried up.

Founder June Kelly warned that if costs continued to rise the venue would "probably have to shut".

The club supports hundreds of families in Cheetham and Crumpsall, areas in which crime and deprivation levels are well above the national average.

Sumiya Patel, who has two children at the club, said: "The area has a history of violence and drug dealing.

"This academy is helping my kids build their future in our community, instead of spoiling their future and getting into bad habits.

"Because of this club I find my kids are in good and safe hands and enjoying every moment of it."
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