Dugan Cummings, London Friend's longest-standing volunteer
Dugan Cummings is our longest-standing volunteer (42 years and counting!) who has offered his invaluable support to London Friend and our LGBTQ+ community since 1980.
His immense contributions span over 4 decades from working on our helpline and being our chair, when he oversaw the moving to London Friend's current premises at 86 Caledonian Road, to supporting our finance team with day to day banking.
He is always on the lookout for innovative ways to help our city’s LGBTQ people and keep up to date with trends and news in the community
We asked Dugan (he/him) to talk to us about his role with London Friend and his work to support the LGBTQ+ community in London
I joined London Friend in 1980, working on the helpline. We used to get 7 or 8 calls each evening, mainly about coming out. Years later I served as Chair of London Friend for three years, during which I negotiated moving into our current premises in 1987. Since my retirement in 2001, I’ve done the banking each week to save staff time for more human matters.
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