On Tuesday 4th July St Andrew's Club had the honour of a wonderful reception hosted by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, at the Mansion House. It was an incredible privilege to have the unbeaten 150-year history of St Andrew's Club, which exemplifies the youth club movement in inner city London, recognised there. We are grateful to reach this great milestone with help from a great many friends and supporters.

Guests watched a short film showing how the importance of our part-time youth workers cannot be underestimated. Nearly all of the youth workers were Club members and they continue to make a real difference to the lives of the next generation of young people, who can face many hurdles growing up in this area: “St Andrew’s helped me to become a better person,” says Tom in the film. They help provide the ‘rock’ on which our members can stand now and throughout their lives.

Thanks to Cliff Llewellyn, for the super photography.

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor with Elizabeth Cuffy, Chairman of St Andrew's Club

l to r: Elizabeth Cuffy, Paul Whittle, the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Rasha (member), Amina (youth worker), Lord Selborne, Adrian (youth worker)

l to r: Tim Rolphe (Duty Officer), Ray Mingay (VicePresident), the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Elizabeth Cuffy

Guests listening to the speeches

Rasha presenting the Lord Mayor with a gift made by Club members

Anthony Scott, Deputy Chairman of St Andrew's Club with his gift to mark his Marathon run 2017

Christabel Dimmock, Vice President and Lady Selborne

Guests watching the film produced by Club members

Guests watching the film produced by Club members

Kate Law and Greg Bonsu from Ruffer Investments

Tanya Kohli and Yuahana Sivanandam from JP Morgan with John Rhodes, Trustee

Guests from JP Morgan and Ruffer Investments with Claudia Whibley, Trustee

Ben Constable-Maxwell, M&G Investments; Rasha; Amina; Elizabeth Crowther-Hunt, Westminster Business Council

Leslie & Isabella Phillips, valued volunteers

Elizabeth Cuffy, Solomon Sosoquar, highest bidder for the Tower Bridge auction experience and Lord Selborne

Lord and Lady Selborne

The magnificent Old Ball Room at the Mansion House

Closing shot of the film made by Club members