YMCA marches in the Remembrance Day Parade

Twelve YMCA representatives, made up of a mix of staff, volunteers and young people, took part in the national parade past the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday.

Our presence served as a reminder of the thousands of YMCA volunteers who gave up so much to provide vital, morale-boosting support and care for troops on the frontline and munitions workers and families back home in the two World Wars.

Representatives from Burton, Bradford, Romford and Plymouth, joined the march alongside Denise Hatton, chief executive of YMCA England, who laid a wreath on behalf of the whole Federation.

In particular, we remember the YMCA volunteers who tragically lost their lives through enemy action, illness or accident while serving their country both at home and overseas.