Inspiring Purpose

Betty Stevenson

Betty Stevenson – YMCA Driver and Activist

York-born, Betty Stevenson was involved with the YMCA from a young age as her parents and aunts were keen activists. In 1916, at age 19, she went to help her aunt at one of the YMCA Canteens on the outskirts of Paris. After one term she returned home, eager to get back to France, which she did in 1917 as a driver. She was responsible for driving lecturers, other parties and those visiting their loved ones from England. She stayed on after her post was finished to help French refugees and was killed the following year in an air raid.

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