All CRASH articles

  • Features

    Construction industry Dragon Boat Challenge


    The Construction Dragon Boat Challenge is back!

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    CRASH honours its Patrons at Annual Reception and Above and Beyond Awards


    CRASH honoured its patrons’ unwavering generosity and loyalty at their Annual Reception and Above and Beyond Awards on Thursday 29 September

  • CRASH celebrating patrons who are leaving a legacy for the future
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    CRASH is the construction industry’s charity


    CRASH is the construction industry’s charity. They are a practical charity that channels the expertise, products and generosity of the industry to create places that care for vulnerable people in homelessness projects and hospices. CRASH is unique in the way they create, construct and renovate caring environments by: Offering pro ...

  • CRASH chief executive Francesca Roberts with new chair Alan Brookes

    CRASH 20th anniversary and expansion into hospices


    CRASH celebrates its 20th anniversary and expands its services to benefit hospices as well as homelessness charities

  • Pilsdon farm yard

    The Pilsdon Community: Second time lucky


    When the refurbishment of a refuge for people in crisis ran into trouble, it left the community disillusioned with the building industry. But construction charity CRASH responded to its plea for help

  • Francesca Roberts

    Understand a little more


    Building’s focus on mental health last week is a reminder that tolerance has to be at the heart of creating a positive working culture in the industry

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    Thank you to CRASH's patrons


    CRASH relies on the support of its patron companies to improve buildings used by homeless people, thank you for all your help

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    CRASH: The worst is far from over


    Despite signs of economic recovery, the scale of homelessness in the UK is undiminished. In fact, a combination of changes to the benefits system and funding cuts to charities means the outlook for the most excluded in society looks even more uncertain

  • Emmaus Brighton

    CRASH: Team Effort


    Meet two charities CRASH supports: one for people in inner London recovering from addiction, the other supporting a community living in a former convent in Brighton

  • Sarah Richardson

    CRASH: A unique charity


    In CRASH, the industry has a ready-made vehicle to enable it to help

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    CRASH: The Pilsden Community


    The Pilsdon Community is a working farm in Dorset, which provides a refuge for people in crisis and intermittent respite for homeless people. But when they engaged a contractor to renovate a dilapidated barn and stables to create extra space they got their fingers burned. Here’s how working with CRASH ...

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    CRASH: Let's take things up a gear


    The construction industry continued to support CRASH even through the worst years of the downturn. But now that the economy is picking up, the charity is more ambitious than ever

  • Michael Chaldecott

    You can have a say in how CRASH is run


    As a long-standing patron of CRASH, the managing director at British Gypsum Mike Chaldecott believes he’s found an efficient form of charitable giving for his company

  • Francesca Roberts

    CRASH: Sharing what you do best


    By supporting the industry charity CRASH you can make a real difference to the lives of homeless people