Ansar Ahmed Ullah ||
Tower Hamlets Council Speaker Cllr Khales Uddin Ahmed is seeking work experience to raise funds for charities. He is offering to work for an hour in any Tower Hamlets based businesses in return for a £1,000 donation to his Speaker’s charity fund.
The Speaker whose usual job is to chair Tower Hamlets’ council meetings and keep things in order, is offering to do some ‘work experience’ in his full Civic Speaker’s regalia including the borough chain. He is hoping that dozens of businesses will take up the offer to raise funds for his good causes.
The first hour of sponsored work took place at Canary Wharf Group’s flagship One Canada Square building on 4 April, when the Speaker joined front desk staff to welcome visitors before walking the shopping malls of Canary Wharf with the security team.
Cllr Khales Uddin Ahmed said, ‘I am looking forward to working with lots of different organisations to raise funds for local charities. If you need some filing done and phones answering let me know and I will be there not only dressed smartly but with my cloak and chain!’
Howard Dawber, Managing Director of Canary Wharf Group added, ‘We are delighted that the Speaker has chosen to start his work experience programme here at Canary Wharf. It is a real honour to have him welcoming our visitors and raising money for his good causes.’
‘I would urge other businesses to take up this offer – after all when will you get the chance to have the Speaker working in your office or serving in your restaurant.’
Speaker’s charities for his year are local football & youth project SOUL FC, British Bangladesh Power and Inspiration Foundation, Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and APASEN, a local charity for people with learning and multiple disabilities.