YMCA Message Relay reaches Leicester

Monday, 9th November, 2009
Residents and members of staff of YMCAs across the Midlands region are taking part in a relay to highlight the work being undertaken by the YMCA movement in support of young people.

Participants are relaying a message from Ian Green, Chief Executive of YMCA England, which will be read out at each stage on the journey and finally presented to the YMCA's regional celebration to be held in Leicester on 10th November.

Members of Northamptonshire YMCA will receive the message at 3pm today and convey it to Leicester YMCA. The message speaks of the importance of unity among YMCAs and the value and dignity of young people. The YMCA movement supports young people along their journey towards independence and the realisation of their potential, and this relay reflects this. Each YMCA will be conveying the message in a different way, just as every young person is different with a unique contribution to make to his or her community.

Since the 28th October the message has travelled via YMCAs in Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Burton on Trent, Stoke on Trent, Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Worcester, Redditch, Coventry and Northampton.

The YMCA is a leading Christian charity open to those of all faiths or of none. We support every young person, especially in times of need, providing high quality activities and services for all. The movement in England is divided into various independent YMCAs affiliated to YMCA England. The YMCA Movement is now one of the largest youth development charities in the world, working in over 120 countries with 30 million members worldwide.


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