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Charity Clothing Challenge Accepted

17th March 2022

Metro Bankers Support Whitechapel Mission

The UK’s community bank, Metro Bank, gives every colleague a Day to Amaze – essentially a paid day off to support a local charity or good cause. Metro Bank colleagues from the corporate affairs department spent their Day to Amaze organising clothes and volunteering for Whitechapel Mission.

The Whitechapel Mission charity has been serving the homeless and marginalised since 1876 and provides skills training, career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs.

Metro Bank colleagues Tina Coates, Abigail Whittaker, Mona Patel, John Battersby, George Young, Kelsey Nagles, Jo Duxon, Aurelia Brevot and Varela Jimngang volunteered by categorizing and sorting clothes.

“Every day, Whitechapel Mission supports up to 600 people and it was really rewarding to be part of such a strong community initiative,” says Tina Coates, director of corporate affairs at Metro Bank. “Helping out was a real eye opener as to what the charity really needs to support the communities it serves.  The Whitechapel Mission mainly needs clothes for men in traditional colours of blue, grey, white and black.  All clothes donated support the charity, but there is always a shortage of clothes for men and if people could donate new underwear and socks, these would be greatly appreciated. We enjoyed working with the charity and hope to volunteer there again soon.”