Family pays tribute to father who was always willing to help others

Len Muggeridge
Len Muggeridge
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The family of a man who spent years helping people in Dunstable with their problems have paid tribute to their father after he passed away on March 1.

Len Muggeridge, of Norton Court, Dunstable, was suffering from dementia when he passed away, aged 88, he was being cared for at a Christian care home in Wiltshire, where his daughter Katie lived.

Len Muggeridge

Len Muggeridge

He spent his life teaching and helping others, he taught at Dunstable Grammar School, Stanbridge Lower School and Highfields School in Luton.

Len and his wife, Sylvia, settled in Dunstable in the 1960’s and had four children Peter, Katie, Helen and Fraser.

After sadly losing his wife to cancer in 1986, he reached out to help others and tried to make a difference.

He was a founder member of Langdale Church and was actively involved, leading the Sunday school and he went on to become an elder and a local preacher.

Len Muggeridge

Len Muggeridge

His daughter Katie said: “His deep faith and trust in God were at the centre of everything he did.

“Over the years he got to know so many people in Dunstable and could often be found in town giving a friendly word here, a smile there, offering meals and cups of teas to the lonely, helping people with their problems, getting involved in the day to day joys and sorrows of people’s lives and being there for them.”

Len, whose father was famous journalist and author Malcolm Muggeridge, has been described as friendly and willing to give his time to others.

Katie added: “He always said it is not the job that you do in life that matters, it’s the person you are. He was truly a kind and generous person who put others before him self in every way.

“Although a small and humble person he had a big impact on many in the local area.

“His life can be summed up by a verse in the Bible ‘For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain’ Philippians 1:21.”