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Easter bonnet making

A fabulous productive day here at the Whitechapel Mission today. BNY Mellon volunteers did a sterling job, Rob and his team keeping up, serving breakfast on a very busy morning. Victoria states she will be dreaming about eggs tonight after she must have fried over 300 eggs. (She lost count after that). Tracy and her team came […]

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TB Screening

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP is urging more people to get tested for TB as part of his campaign to raise awareness of the disease, which is more prevalent in London than any other capital in Western Europe. Today his TB ambassador, award-winning actress Emma Thompson and her son Tindy Agaba visited a […]

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Barclays MasterChef evening

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 below). The fitting wooden spoon prize went to Team 7 who made the chocolate fondant/mousse, […]

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Restroom Refurbishment

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 normal facility. For those sleeping rough the use of a bathroom offers the dignity and privacy, […]

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Shower Refurbishment

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 the clothing they would like to wear. We take for granted the choice we have […]

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Volunteering

Volunteer with The Whitechapel Mission

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 groups (and occasionally as an individual). Many work together in the city or in Canary […]

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Breakfast Challenge

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 be of huge benefit in every possible way. What you have done over so many […]

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The homelessness crisis in England: a perfect storm

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 housing benefit, welfare reforms and a huge lack of affordable housing  Jon HenleyThe Guardian, Wednesday […]

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Whitechapel Lads

  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 my first visit with Colin O’Brien to take portraits at the Mission on Easter Tuesday, […]

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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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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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