CRASH News

Constructing Excellence Awards Raise £5,000 for CRASH

Guests at the Constructing Excellence London and South East Awards raised over £5,000 for their industry charity CRASH. Held at London’s Lancaster Hotel, the Awards focus attention on some of the most important issues in the construction sector. “I was delighted when our sponsors voted to support CRASH again this year” said Tina McGeachan who… Read more »

New Rough Sleeper Numbers on the Rise

The number of new rough sleepers on London’s streets is 15% higher than the same period January to March last year. The total number of people sleeping rough – which includes those living on the streets as well as intermittent rough sleepers – saw a 7% increase on the total figure for January to March… Read more »

Morgan ‘Masters’ of Construction Dragon Boat Challenge

Morgan (Sindall) Masters conquered the ‘waves’ to be crowned the Construction Industry’s Dragon Boat Champions 2017. The sellout challenge, which took place on Thursday 22nd June at West Reservoir, saw 40 crews from across the construction industry battle it out over a 200m race course. Each crew had three races with the fastest times going… Read more »

Cundall Become CRASH Sailing Cup Champions 2017

An intrepid crew of competitive Cundall sailors braved choppy waters in the Solent and became the CRASH Sailing Cup champions for 2017. Cundall beat mixed crews from construction industry titans including Taylor Wimpey, ACO, Bauder, 8Build and defending 2016 Champions RedSkyIT to win the coveted title. The prestigious sailing cup event began the evening before… Read more »

Project Case Study: Emmaus Lambeth

In 2015 CRASH helped provide Companions at Emmaus Lambeth with superb new kitchen facilities thanks to the generosity and great team work of 8build, Dulux Trade and Howdens. Emmaus Lambeth provides a home and meaningful work for up to 54 formerly homeless people, known as ‘companions’. All companions agree to sign off of Job Seekers… Read more »

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 »