Harry’s story

In 1969, a group of people were shocked by the number of people sleeping rough in London and resolved to do something to help. St Mungo’s was born and Harry has been there since the beginning. Harry looks back on his time volunteering in the 1970s; from finding the first St Mungo’s shelter in Battersea to doing a weekly soup run for those experiencing homelessness on the streets. This is his story.


Our 50 year history is filled with some extraordinary people. To mark our anniversary, we will be profiling 50 Lives throughout 2019 – a snapshot of those who have played their part in our story. You can read the stories on our website at www.mungos.org/50-lives.