A million lunches! That’s how many have been served in St Mungo’s Old Folks Centre for Well Being since it first opened its doors in the Townhead area of Glasgow in October 1963. Charlie Myrphy, Development Officer for Glasgow, reports:
There were 260 people queued outside that first morning. The Age Scotland member group was the first full time day centre for older people in the West Scotland. Last year we recognised their chairperson Felix Porter when he finished runner up in our Volunteer of the Year award for Scotland. On Wednesday evening it was the turn of Glasgow City Council to recognise St Mungo’s with a wonderful Civic Reception hosted in the Banqueting Suite.
Over eighty guests including Gordon Matheson, the leader of the council and representatives of the major churches attended. Special guest included the first treasurer of St Mungo’s from 1963; and the longest attending member – who has been at St Mungo’s for 34 years. Here they are pictured cutting the special 50th birthday cake along with Chairperson Felix Porter and long time staff members Anne Marie Marks and Annmarie Gallagher (51 years of service between them).
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St. Mungo’s Old Folks Centre for Wellbeing
31 McAslin St, Glasgow, G4 0PQ
Tel: 0141 552 8999