The Aldgate Partnership recently held its annual reception at Whitechapel Gallery. Switchback Trainee, Aragorn, was serving food alongside the Cafe from Crisis team – just five days after his release from prison. Switchback’s Interim CEO Leah said: “Aragorn was amazing. No-one would have known he was out of prison less than a week ago. Aragorn showed huge amounts of courage and enthusiasm.”
In the photo, Aragorn is meeting Alderman Peter Hewitt, from the City of London. Serving food from Yuu and Boca Empanadas was nerve wracking for Aragorn – he said his hands were shaking! – but it was great to meet Alderman Hewitt, who asked lots of questions about Switchback. The Aldgate Partnership brings together different organisations from the Aldgate area with positive results all round.