The Secret To Living Longer? Charity Shop Volunteer Who Commutes 2 Hours to Work Turns 100

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A dedicated charity shop volunteer in Scotland who spends 4 hours a day on the road to and from work just turned 100 years old.

David Flucker, a charity shop volunteer, celebrated his centennial birthday this week, but still went into work the next day, as usual, at the St. Columba’s Hospice shop in Edinburgh, Scotland.

“It is two buses and a 20 minute walk to get to the shop, at least two hours,” the grandfather of seven explained. “I work three days a week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which are the busiest days.”

In addition to volunteering at the hospice, Flucker enjoys building rail models, that he then auctions off to raise money for the hospice.

On June 22 the senior celebrated his 100th birthday, and even received a card from the Queen. He spent the day on a boat.

“I saw parts of Scotland I’d not seen before… and got quite a surprise as the band started to sing ‘happy birthday’.

St Columba’s Hospice store dedicated a window display on Flucker’s birthday showcasing a few glimpses of his life.

Shared on Facebook, the post shows how Flucker has become an inspiration for many around the world. The store put out a post on the official page of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre where Flucker’s workspace is located.

“David Flucker, a very inspirational volunteer at the St Columba’s Hospice Care shop, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 22 June and the store is marking this occasion with a window display that tells of his life over the last 100 years!” the post read. See below (click to see the original post):