YMCA was one of the largest providers of civilian support to soldiers, munitions workers and families during the First World War.
This year’s Red Triangle Award goes to someone who has been a dedicated and loyal trustee of a local YMCA for over 20 years.
Owen joined YMCA Mendip’s Street Youth Club when he was 11 years old after reading an article in the local paper that the youth club would be opening again. At the time, Owen had no friends and was not confident when talking to new people.
Housing for young people in the local area received a boost this week when YMCA Mendip learnt it had been awarded Registered Provider status by Homes England (the former Homes and Communities Agency).