Congratulations Christopher Wright – YMCA Humber Shining Light 2014
Christopher has been nominated by YMCA Humber, and is being passed on the baton from 2013 Shining Light Jo Frew.
Chris first started to volunteer at YMCA Humber at The Humber Hop in June 2013. Still on tag from his recently completed prison sentence, and despite having to leave on time to ensure he was home before his tag curfew time, Chris came along and helped man the bouncy castle, did litter picks and any other task that was asked of him. He was so proud of having "been allowed" to help out, he asked if he could save and take home his own volunteer ID badge from the day.
Chris then went on to help with a number of other events at YMCA Humber; whenever they needed someone to volunteer or help out he was first there.
Chris has since volunteered with other organisations and will do anything from street cleaning to painting to keep himself occupied as a volunteer, but unfortunately has not yet had that extra break resulting in employment. Chris is a cheerful bouncy person who despite his challenging personal background has a positive outlook on life and the future
Commenting on his involvement in Community Games, Chris said "In the past I’ve not had a great upbringing, which as a consequence has led me to get in trouble with the police, courts and prison. After all that I moved over to Grimsby and tried to make a fresh start, and YMCA, Enfuse and other organisations have helped me to see my potential. As a result in the past year I have achieved much through giving my time to keep occupied and make new friends. I have had a great time at the events and been accepted for who I am with people who don’t know my background. This is the first time I have been offered anything like this.”