Wednesday 30 March saw Andy’s last day as Drop-in Manager, and an appreciative gathering of service users, staff, trustees, volunteers and supporters gave him a send-off to remember.

Merton Councillor Linda Kirby, co-founder of FiA and enthusiastic Friday washer-upper, led the glowing tributes to Andy’s remarkable service to countless local homeless people across 15 years.

Everyone at FiA wishes Andy a long and happy retirement.

Photos below from left:
Top row – Andy with staff leaving card, and with a card from service users; New Drop-in Manager Ash collects the keys to the building from Andy.
Bottom – Linda Kirby (far right) pays tribute to Andy (far left)