Over 250 people came to the service, including Christian Bikers Association member Paula Turner who had travelled over from Hull. Paula's reaction to the event was typical of many, she exclaimed "This is great! I've never pogoed at a carol concert before!"
The Reverend George Huysse-Smith, Curate of the West Grimsby Team and part time chaplain at Grimsby Institute of Further Education, spoke briefly to the audience about how a sub-culture like 'metal' would appeal to Jesus, who himself lived on society's edge. George also encouraged people to consider the needs of young homeless people this Christmas, and urged people to support the work of Grimsby Cleethorpes and Humber Region YMCA especially the current Sleep Easy 2012 campaign.
In addition to raising awareness of issues relating to youth homelessness, A Very Heavy Christmas also added to the day's fundraising efforts for GCHR YMCA's Sleep Easy 2012. A total of £353.21 was raised by an afternoon street collection around the Minster and the retiring collection at the service. On top of this the Christian Bikers Association pledged a further donation of £50.
For information about how you can support Sleep Easy 2012 click here.