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YMCA pays respects on Remembrance Sunday

November 9, 2015

REPRESENTATIVES from YMCA Humber were among the hundreds who gathered at St Peter’s Church in Cleethorpes to pay respect to the region’s fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday.

A wreath was laid on behalf of the charity, which has a rich history with the armed forces, dating back to its work in the area during and after the First World War of 1914-1918.

Communications Coordinator Jonathan Byrne stood alongside dignitaries such as Martin Vickers (MP for Cleethorpes) and Councillor Christina McGilligan-Fell (Deputy Mayoress of North East Lincolnshire) to lay a wreath at the town’s cenotaph.

He said: “It was a very proud moment to be involved in the ceremony and for YMCA to be given the opportunity to show their respect for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

“There seems to be more and more people turning out for the service each year and we are delighted to be a part of it.

“We have had a long history of helping the armed forces, dating back over 100 years, and provided much support within the region.

“It is something that our young people have shown a great interest in through our Rich History project and we hope to find out more about this over the next 12 months.”

YMCA nationally was part of the Remembrance Day parade in London and were featured towards the end of the programming on BBC One.