19 April 2021

It is with great sadness that YMCA learns of the passing of Lord Frank Judd. He was an extraordinary man who achieved significant changes to the injustices he saw around him.

Passionate about the potential of young people, he was the President of YMCA for almost a decade between 1996 and 2005.

The entire YMCA family mourns the life of a wonderful individual who gave so much of himself to support those less fortunate. Lord Judd was a passionate campaigner before entering Parliament and continued this vocation to the end.

He spoke hundreds of times about the need to provide positive intervention in young people’s lives, particularly around reforms to the youth justice sector. His legacy will be a more compassionate society for those who have trodden the wrong path in the past but want to build a bright future for themselves tomorrow.

YMCA sends our love, appreciation and support to his wife, Chris, and their family.