HUNDREDS of disabled people in Kerry have been left bereft of support services following the government's decision to cut funding for the Kerry Network of People with Disabilities.Now the organisation is trying to raise funds to keep the service going and reopen their office with a fundraising campaign which started with a function in The Greyhound Bar which took place on Saturday night. Late last year the government cut funding for the NKPD forcing the service to shut its doors and effectively ending the service volunteers' ability to provide support for over 800 disabled people across the entire county. Since the service was shut down last December the NKPD volunteers have been trying to get the service up and running again. The NKPD received funding of between €70,000 and €80,000 a year form the state but they say they only need to raise a fraction of this amount in order to reopen the service. The volunteers still have their computers and other equipment but they say it's proving impossible to run any version of the service and to provide suitable aid to the disabled of Kerry without a central office to work from. NKPD volunteers have managed to keep the service going on a shoestring basis but Chairperson Noel O'neill says without a central office it's proving extremely difficult to provide the services needed by their members. "The network is still in place but we've been scattered all over Kerry. We can't co-ordinate anything. We're relying on mobile phones to try and run the service, we can't even send an e-mail or access the internet. If only we had a base we could run the service people need so badly," said Noel O'neill. The network is also seeking help from any property owners in Kerry who may be able to provide them with a premises.