YMCA award for Halesowen MP
7th June 2011
James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, has been appointed as a Parliamentary Patron to the YMCA. He attended a presentation ceremony on Monday 6th June to receive the award from the charity.
The award was given as a result of James’ “ongoing commitment to young people and to the work of the YMCA”.
The YMCA is a charity committed to helping young people, particularly in times of need, regardless of their background. Across the 135 YMCAs in England they offer accommodation and a range of support that enables young people to live independently, grow, achieve and make a contribution to their community.
James is one of 16 cross party Parliamentarians in England to receive the honorary appointment. He has pledged to continue supporting young people in Halesowen and Rowley Regis and indeed around the UK, and offered his backing to the work of the YMCA.
YMCA England Chief Executive, Ian Green, said: “We are delighted that James Morris MP has accepted our invitation to become a YMCA Parliamentary Patron. James has proved to be a strong advocate for the interests of young people, serving as Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs, and has been a consistent supporter of the work of the YMCA. We look forward to continuing to work with James in the future”.
James Morris commented: “The YMCA do some great work helping young people and it is a privilege to become a Parliamentary Patron. Young people are the future and I will continue to work to ensure that they all have opportunities for a bright future”.
Photo: James Morris collecting his award with fellow Parliamentarians