As reported in the Post this week, the G15 Youth Project faces the threat of closure after a bid for funding was turned down by councillors.

The project has been changing the lives of Drumchapel’s young people for the better since 1997 through a range of activities - from paintballing, go karting, sailing trips and activities in the Bluebell Woods, to helping with job interviews, sorting accommodation for the homeless and winning the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Past and present members of the project have hailed its work over the years - and warned how much it will be missed if it’s forced to close.

One said: “G15 supported me through struggling times in my life. I am not accepting that G15 will close.”

Another added: “I would not be here today if it wasn’t for G15 and their continued support and for pushing me to do my best.”

The project was also praised for its efforts during lockdown; one member said: “G15 help you out if you need them. They mean the world to me, they are my safe place.”