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Marking Crash's 20th Anniversary

Marking the charity’s 20th Anniversary, CRASH has expanded its beneficiary base to support hospices as well as homeless charities with their building projects. 

Like homeless charities, hospices do crucial work to support people at their most vulnerable, and the environments in which they do this have a huge impact on the wellbeing of both residents and carers. 

St Michael’s Hospice in Hastings became the first hospice to benefit from CRASH’s help after an arson attack in July 2015. The fire not only had a devastating effect on the building, but also on the staff and patients working and staying there at the time.

CRASH responded to their request for help by awarding the Hospice a cash grant of £30,000. CRASH Trustee Steve Hodkinson and Patrons Dulux Trade, Arcadis and Cundall added significant value to this grant by sharing their professional expertise.

Patrons Hilti (GB) Ltd, British Gypsum and ACO Technologies also showed their support by offering essential technical advice and donating materials bringing the total value of CRASH’s support to £63,639.

Francesca Roberts CEO of CRASH said: “Helping St Michael’s to get back on their feet so they can continue to offer their vital services to people in the community is a real privilege and I am truly grateful to all the individuals and companies from our industry that helped CRASH to deliver the important help that is needed.

“CRASH was established to work with the construction industry to create places that give people a sense of dignity, security and calm. However, just as the communities in which we live and work are changing, CRASH must evolve to ensure we are doing the very best we can to support those who need our help the most.

“Working with hospices as well as homelessness charities means CRASH and our Patron companies will be able to help even more vulnerable people as well as their families and the staff and volunteers who care for them.”

There are many other hospices and homelessness charities that are in need of CRASH’s support however we couldn’t do this without the support of the Construction and Property industry.

By supporting our No Christmas Card Appeal you can make a real difference to people who are homeless or in a hospice this Christmas and throughout the coming year. Simply donate your company’s Christmas Card budget to CRASH and in return your company will receive:

  • A personalised e-Christmas card
  • For donations over £500 – your company name will appear in our ‘Thank You’ advertisements, which will run in the industry media in the New Year
  • For donations over £2000 – your company logo will also be included in the ‘Thank You’ advertisements

To make a donation please see .  For further information please call Jenny on 0208 742 0717 or email

By Kate Marsh, Fundraising and Events Manager - Crash at 12 Oct 2016, 11:05 AM


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