Kind staff and students support Whitechapel Centre Christmas appeal



Three people seen from the waist up holding onto boxes that are filled with coats and toiletries

Warm clothes, selection boxes, toiletry sets and Christmas foods were among the items collected and donated to The Whitechapel Centre’s Christmas Appeal 2023, coordinated by kind-hearted staff and students from LJMU’s Faculty of Business and Law.

The Whitechapel Centre is the leading homeless and housing charity for Liverpool, working with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. Their Christmas Appeal called upon people to donate goods that will be given to anyone experiencing homelessness this festive season.

Faculty Administrative Manager, Amanda St John, arranged for collection bins to be placed in the university’s Redmonds Building during December, with generous donations being made by the whole LJMU community.

Three people stood up in front of trolleys that contain boxes full of donated items for a homeless charity

Second-year business and management students also used The Whitechapel Centre’s wish list to buy items for the charity who will hand out the donations as gifts and small treats to more than 900 clients around the city.

Dr Susan Mawer, Senior Lecturer with Liverpool Business School, said: “Dr Mollie Bryde-Evens and I have been delighted to work with colleagues to coordinate donations to this incredible local charity this Christmas. It’s been fantastic to see our students getting so involved and working towards a good cause, while also putting their skills and knowledge to the test, planning and strategizing to maximise the number of items they could source for the charity whilst also being mindful of sustainability. It’s really akin with our values at LJMU, that we care about our community, and we hope our donations make a difference to the people that the charity supports this winter.”   



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