Our Work Volunteering

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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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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Spotlight on the Lifeskills Centre

If our breakfasts are the “maintenance” part of our work here at The Whitechapel Mission, it’s the work done in the Lifeskills Centre that enables people to change direction and turn their lives around.  Here Sonia, our Lifeskills Worker gives us a taste of what a typical day there can be like.  If the Lifeskills […]

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From Whitechapel Mission to Buckingham Palace

PICTURED in their posh hats after receiving his MBE at Buckingham Palace are Tony Miller, director of the Whitechapel Mission, together with his wife, Sue, and daughter Jessica. Tony, who has been connected with the Mission for 30 years, was made an MBE for services to homeless people in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. […]

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“A Friend in Need is a Friend indeed” – an extract from our 1919 Annual Report

Mr. Jackson and West Indians. When the Newspapers reported that thousands of Soldiers arriving at night in London were unable to procure beds and had to sleep on door steps and be homeless for the night, the Whitechapel Mission offered, sleeping accommodation for 130 men per night. From December 7th to January 31st, 1919, the […]

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