Volunteering

What Tube Strike?

Was there any disruption caused by the tube strike? Not here at Whitechapel there wasn’t! Northern Trust battled any transport trauma’s and 7 hardy volunteers got here to serve and smile. Not that London Transport affect our customers, they are used to travelling by shank’s pony; their feet are a testament to that. Great admiration must go to […]

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Fundraising Our Work

At the Whitechapel Mission

by the gentle author At dawn on Easter Tuesday, while most of the world was still sleeping, Contributing Photographer Colin O’Brien & I paid a visit to the Whitechapel Mission which has been caring for the homeless and needy since 1876. The original building, constructed as the “Working Lads Institute” in 1885, still stands next […]

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National Treasures

Every cloud and silver linings spring to mind.  I know this to be a true statement after today.  Todays cloud – Unfortunately today’s volunteers were unable to make it. Our silver lining –  are the ex-servicemen of New Belvedere House. About 25% of the people who use the centre are ex-servicemen, an astounding figure really when you think […]

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Volunteering

Full House!

Full team of volunteers today; A relatively new company to the Mission is Newman, Martin & Buchan LLP. They first came to volunteer July 2013 with the senior partners, some of those same volunteers came back today with an Army! Today’s team consisted of 18 people. 7 in the kitchen, 2 in Life skills; thank you […]

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Our Work Volunteering

Just a smile

A huge thank you to the volunteers from Barclays Corporate.  What a unbelievable difference a smile makes.  you were fabulous! Exactly what we were looking for. We have always been aware that many of our visitors each morning come into the Mission in need of a hot shower, clean clothing and a hot breakfast.  Others to be able to have a […]

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Our Work

Turbulent Tuesday

Most days we go home on a real high, which makes it all the more poignant when a  low day comes along. Sadly we got news today that one of our long term users of the Mission died this week. He was only in his early 40’s but when one reads all the reports on people who […]

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Our Work Volunteering

Normal Monday Morning

What a day! We welcomed Lola Staffing today for the first time. thank you for your enthusiasm; it was very infectious. We all look forward to seeing you again. An enormous amount achieved in Lifeskills today; White and Case Lawyers giving their weekly advice session.  Two Fantastic things that happened that are definitely worth a space in the blog; One of our […]

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Corporate Partners Fundraising

Hiking 25km/16miles for Whitechapel Mission

Hi there, we are a bunch of colleagues employed by UK Payments Administration, which includes staff from Bacs, CHAPS, Cheque & Credit Clearing Company, Faster Payments, Payments Council, The UK Cards Association, Financial Fraud Action UK and the DCPCU. Each year we choose a charity to support throughout the year, and this year our chosen […]

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