CRASH News

Rydon Raise £3,600 at Charity Karting Event

Buckmore Park once more served as the venue for the 2017 edition of the annual Rydon Charity Karting Event raising a fantastic £3,600 for CRASH. The event is one that Rydon directors and senior management tirelessly prepare for, calling upon the best driving talent that the construction industry has to offer once a year, for… Read more »

Iconic Artwork Created from 3,900 Forefix Screws

A piece of artwork created by using 3,900 Forgefix screws has raised £1,000 for CRASH Charity.  Auctioned at the recent NMBS gala dinner, the iconic image of Bowie was bought by Plumbco’s  John Smith as a memento of his musical hero. The picture comes from a series of similar images which ForgeFix has dubbed ScrewsArt™.  All of… Read more »

Homeless Not Voteless

With low levels of voter registration among people who are homeless, and a deadline of 22nd May to register for the General Election; umbrella body Homeless Link is working with service providers to increase democratic engagement in time to make a difference. Your Vote Matters is a project designed to tackle low-level electoral registration amongst… Read more »

CRASH Patrons Make Difference to Mental Health

CRASH works with its Patrons to create positive, caring environments for homelessness charities and hospices.  These partnerships bring together extensive construction expertise to improve the mental wellbeing of vulnerable, homeless individuals, as well as patients, staff and volunteers.   1 in 4 people in the UK experience mental health problems. This figure doubles among people… Read more »

RICS Matrics Board Sleepout for CRASH

Headed by their Chair Amy Leader (pictured below), the RICS Matrics UK Board along with local groups and RICS staff took to the streets of Westminster on 21st April to sleep rough just like thousands of homeless people in Britain experience every night.   The event was is part Amy’s RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge which… Read more »

‘Innovative’ Support for Single Homeless People

Umbrella body Homeless Link has found ‘innovation amidst a fall in funding and bed spaces’ in their annual review of support for single homeless people.  Frontline organisations are adopting innovative models of service delivery, playing a critical role in providing diverse support for their clients, despite the difficult climate they are operating in. This is one… Read more »

CRASH Appoints New Trustees to its Board

CRASH has appointed two new Trustees to its Board. Alastair Bell (MD British Gypsum) and Ian Bolster (BDM Imtech) join a well-established Board headed by Chairman Alan Brookes (CEO Arcadis). Alastair Bell was born and educated in Glasgow, graduating from Strathclyde University with a BSc and then going back later in life to complete an… Read more »

Coffee, Sugar and Sanitary Ware

CRASH Patron VolkerFitzpatrick has provided sanitary ware for SIFA Fireside, a busy homeless day centre based in Birmingham. Following a visit from senior quality manager Paul Lane, services manager Martin Smith contacted VolkerFitzpatrick supplier Neville Tuckers, who generously agreed to provide the sanitary ware for this project. SIFA Fireside works five days a week with… Read more »

CRASH Patrons Participate in Open Doors Event

CRASH Patrons AECOM, BAM Construct UK, Carillion, Galliford Try, Mott MacDonald and VolkerFitzpatrick are all taking part in this year’s Open Doors event. From Monday 27th March to Saturday 1st April 2017 Open Doors provides a unique chance for to see behind the scenes at major ‘live’ construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales. Discover… Read more »

CRASH Chosen as Materials 2017 Charity

CRASH has been announced as Materials 2017’s official charity partner for the event. Materials 2017 event director, David Schindler, said: “In the UK, rates of homelessness are rising with an estimated 185,000 individuals currently without stable accommodation. In addition to this there are 200,000 people who rely on hospice support per annum. Such figures demonstrate… Read more »