I HOPE your readers can help us make contact with former residents and staff of St Mungo's, London's largest homeless charity,as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.
We would like to invite those we have been privileged to work with in the past to share their stories with us and to join our celebration events.
Our story started in 1969 with a few dedicated individuals pushing a pram round London's streets delivering soup to rough sleepers. Where does your St Mungo's story start?
Were you a resident or volunteer at one our first hostels in the 1970s, based at the old Marmite factory in Vauxhall and the former Charing Cross hospital?
Were you one of the first group to take part in our pioneering work and learning programme in the 1980s, a first of its kind for homeless people in Brent?
The last four decades have seen a fundamental change for the better in the way that homeless people are treated and their needs understood.
Overcrowded dormitories are a thing of the past, and we now see modern hostels, many with en-suite single rooms, helping people tackle their health problems and find housing and jobs.
We are extremely proud of all St Mungo's has achieved during its first 40 years.
Our mission to help homeless people rebuild their lives and start on the road to recovery is still as necessary as ever.
If you or a relative or friend would like to share your St Mungo's story, then contact Michelle Southby on 020 8762 5570, email michelle. firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Michelle Southby at St Mungo's, Griffin House,161 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8BS.
St Mungo's chief executive