About Us

CRASH exists to deliver meaningful social impact to communities across the UK by helping homelessness charities and hospices with vital construction projects.

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Our Mission

CRASH is the construction industry’s charity that helps homelessness and hospice organisations with their construction projects – creating places that care for people when they’re at their most vulnerable.

CRASH unites the industry and channels the expertise and products of companies, to transform hostels and day centres for homeless people across the UK. CRASH also helps children and adults who need end of life care in a hospice, by creating caring environments where families can spend precious time together.

During 2019-20, CRASH proudly supported 44 homelessness and hospice construction projects. Helping thousands of people now and in the future.

How We Help

CRASH has built long-lasting, significant partnerships with companies in the construction industry. We work collaboratively with all of the projects we support to deliver assistance in three ways:

Professional Expertise

CRASH can source pro bono or discounted professional expertise thanks to our Corporate Patrons. This might include architects, engineers, quantity surveyors or contractors.

Construction Products

CRASH can introduce product specifiers to ensure the correct products are selected, and source free-of-charge or discounted construction products.

Grant Giving

CRASH awards grants which are made possible thanks to the generosity of the construction and property industry.

Our Corporate Patrons

Our Work

Well-designed and expertly built environments have a positive effect on how people feel and behave.

Homelessness London

CRASH delivers extensive refurbishment of move-on house from “dingy, dark accommodation to a welcoming, light-filled, well-equipped home” for homeless women and men in London.

Hospices West Yorkshire

CRASH repairs and restores Wakefield Hospice car park to ensure safe and inclusive access for patients, visitors and staff

Hospices Hampshire Surrey

CRASH Patron Morrisroe leads project to create 22 new parking spaces for patients and clinicians at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Hospices Runcorn

CRASH helps Halton Haven Hospice with essential electric works to keep the hospice operational

Together, we deliver lasting social impact in communities across the UK.

Our Team & Trustees

CRASH is a team of five staff members. We are able to help so many homelessness and hospice charities by drawing on the professional skills, construction products and financial generosity of the construction industry.

Our Team

Trustees

Francesca Roberts

Chief Executive

Christian Muehl

Finance Manager

Becky Holt

Marketing and Communications Manager

Lucie Gillard

Fundraising Coordinator

Niamh McCann

Projects Manager

Alan Brookes

Chairman

Arcadis

Tony Giddings

Deputy Chairman

Argent LLP

Fiona Duncombe

Treasurer

Arcadis

Matt Pullen

Trustee

British Gypsum

Ian Bolster

Trustee

Imtech

Kevin Corbett

Trustee

Galliford Try

Francois Morrow

Trustee

Creative Director & Marketing Consultant

John O’Grady

Trustee

VolkerFitzpatrick

James Wimpenny

Trustee

BAM Construct UK

“Our patients and their loved ones now have beautiful individual rooms to spend precious time together. The incredible saving achieved from CRASH Corporate Patrons donating professional expertise and construction products could pay for a nurse for a year. We cannot thank CRASH and their Patron companies enough for all their help with our construction project.”

Alison Ward-Foster

Partnerships Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare

“Manor Cottage needed extensive refurbishment to ensure it met building regulations, all of which added up to a budget well beyond our means. Thanks to CRASH and their generous Corporate Patrons and supporters, we are now able to house 53 formerly homeless people at Emmaus Brighton & Hove, giving more people the chance to rebuild their lives. We couldn’t have done this without the support of CRASH charity, and we are incredibly grateful.”

Christine Squince

Chief Executive at Emmaus Brighton & Hove

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