TIL that Sir Richard Whittington (Medieval Mayor of London, and inspiration for the Dick Whittington childrens stories) founded a charity upon his death in 1423. 600 years later, the charity is still operational, and continues to provide housing to the elderly and impoverished

Read more: https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?subid=0&regid=1087167

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