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David Maguire MBE

2020 | Queen's Birthday Honours

David Maguire MBE, For services to the community in Glasgow during the Covid-19 response

David Maguire is the owner of an independent, family-run restaurant based near Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow. At the start of an initial three week lockdown period announced by the UK government in March, he repurposed his restaurant to provide free food to thousands of NHS workers at the hospital. This grew to providing 800 meals per day to the elderly, those self-isolating and children who were missing free meals whilst school was shut down. He set up a Go Fund Me campaign with an initial £10,000 donation of his own money. He received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020.