As outlined at Case Studies 3 and 4, Eddy (Edward O’Brien) have launched their own business – LS Music Studios. The website reports, ‘With funding from the Big Lottery LS Music Studio is a North West company offering technical workshops to schools, colleges and other youth organisations. Services also include equipment hire and special effects’.
Managing Director Eddy says, ‘There can be no doubt that this would never have happened without the support, guidance and encouragement of Sharon and all those connected with the Ynot Aspire Project. Sharon has helped us to write and submit a successful Lottery bid and Paula from the Project (pictured centre) is always there to offer whatever support we need. Her positive outlook has kept us going and inspires so many who come into contact with her. You know all those at the Ynot Aspire team are there and will not let you down.
Shaun says, ‘It is a real buzz ‘living your dream’ and doing what you love. I guess the most important thing the Project has given us is confidence. Confidence to believe in yourself and confidence you can do anything if you work hard for it’. We just can’t thank Sharon, Paula and all the Ynot Aspire team enough. We are of course also grateful to the Big Lottery for their support and fro believing in us!
Both are keen to point out, ‘Whilst we are here to make a living out of our company, we are also looking to put something back and in a way ‘pay back’ what the Project and Big Lottery funding has invested in us and our company. Our focus is on young people and always will be. We never plan to lose touch with the Project and those associated with it. It is the best thing that has ever happened to us and we know that there are lots and lots of other young people who have benefitted from the Project who will say the same, and like us, just want to say, thank you!