Lawyers and legal staff to pitch in for Whitechapel homeless charity
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A homeless charity in Whitechapel will receive a funding boost and some extra helping hands from a law firm this year.
Whitechapel Mission, which has served homeless and vulnerable people since 1876, was nominated by the London office of Irwin Mitchell as its charity of the year - meaning they will support it through voluntary work and fundraising.
Every year, each of the national law firm's 14 offices vote for a good cause to support for 12 months, as part of the work undertaken by the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation.
Tony Miller, a director of Whitechapel Mission, said: "We have big plans across the coming year and the money raised by the law firm will go directly towards helping individuals who are in need."
Whitechapel Mission runs a day centre for those affected by homelessness and also provides skills training, career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for those with complex needs.
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The charity helped around 6,000 homeless people last year and served more than 100,000 breakfasts.
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