After years of getting piped at the post by Jonathan Beebe, Eric was finally on the winning team in an Equities HCP event. With help from Jon and Henry the venison and black pudding scotch eggs were the fans favourite (see photo
As the shower refurbishment is now complete, we start on the restrooms. Funding for these works is now secured and work begins on Monday morning The toilet facilities are an important part of our service provision, and not only as a
Men’s showers are available Monday to Friday from 7:30am until 9:30am, with an opportunity to choose replacement clothing after taking a shower. We always ensure a sufficient amount of clothing in an attempt to allow individuals to pick and choose
Another fantastic group of volunteers , Zoe with family and friends. A huge thank you for giving up your Boxing day to help us make a difference. More at https://www.youtube.com/user/WhitechapelMission
Photos taken on 25th December 2014 with a fantastic group of volunteers in this morning attempting to make Christmas Day a little more special for those sleeping rough. Over 150 breakfasts served, but still time to chat and offer advise.
A slight mix up this morning and volunteers were not able to make for our 6am start or aid us serving the homeless. Luckily, the younger Miller family came to the rescue and jumped out of bed at 6am to
Photos taken on 23rd December 2014 with volunteers from Dentons and Vubiquity in the kitchens, preparing, cooking and serving Breakfast. A well as sorting a mountain of gifts, donated by Londoners and delivered by Uber.
We want volunteering at Whitechapel to be fun, rewarding and challenging. The skills, opinions and experiences of each volunteer are valued and we want them to be an integral part of the organization. Volunteers can come in small or large
Dear Tony, Thanks so much for the fantastic opportunity you gave to my colleagues and I from RBS yesterday at the Mission for the “breakfast challenge”. We all throughly enjoyed our time with you and found the whole experience to
Last year, 112,070 people declared themselves homeless in England – a 26% increase in four years. At the same time, the number of people sleeping rough in London grew by 75% to a staggering 6,437. Why? A £7bn cut in
New group into today – Advantage Resources, great team with loads of enthusiasm. Thank you to a great team; glad to hear you enjoyed it and want to come back and do more. Its a very difficult time for people who have
At some point when walking through the streets in London, you will no doubt be accosted by someone asking for a “bit of change please”. It is a personal choice for us and mostly I will not give money to
First published at Spitalfields Life by the gentle author Seen for the first time in over a century, these are a series of portraits taken around 1900 at the Working Lads Institute, known today as the Whitechapel Mission. After
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 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
Wow! Fridays… It’s a full on day here. 6am to 11am as normal with Eversheds LLP volunteering in the kitchens. Brilliant job guys. Then straight into Ladies Day at 12 noon to hold an afternoon session of lunch, a meaningful
Thursdays is always a productive day here at the Mission. It is the day Marina from Job Centre Plus visits. (sadly, she is very camera shy and doesn’t like any sort of publicity so there is no photo I’m afraid).
I’m not a morning person, I’ve never lived in East London and I’m not big fan of fry-ups. So why do I get up before the crack of dawn to trek over to Whitechapel Road in order to cook and
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%