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 people who are homeless across the UK. CRASH also helps children and adults who need hospice care, by creating caring environments where families can spend precious time together.

During 2023-24, CRASH proudly supported 44 homelessness and hospice construction projects. Helping thousands of people now and in the future.

At CRASH we harness the support of the construction industry to help homelessness charities and hospices with their buildings. Whilst the buildings we create may have a positive effect on how people feel, offering specialised mental health support is not one of our focus areas. If you are looking for mental health support, we encourage you to reach out to Mind or Samaritans who can help.

Our Corporate Patrons

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 Work

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

Hospices Derbyshire West Yorkshire

Children’s Hospice can now help more children and their families

Hospices Winchester

Homelessness charity offers ‘meaningful privacy’ and independence for residents

Hospices North Yorkshire

CRASH helps North Yorkshire Hospice meet local community’s needs

Homelessness London

Team effort transforms London day centre for people who are homeless

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

Our Team & Trustees

CRASH is a team of six 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


Trisha Pickersgill

Chief Executive

Francesca Roberts

Chief Executive (retiring 31 May)

Christian Muehl

Finance Manager

Hannah Miller

Communications and Events Manager

Vipesh Mistry

Projects Manager

Ruth Marsden

Assistant Projects Manager

Eloise Murphy

Charity Support Assistant

John O’Grady



Ian Bolster

Deputy Chairman

Dalkia EDF Group

Fiona Duncombe



Matt Pullen



Kevin Corbett


Galliford Try

David McGarry


British Gypsum

Richard Whitehead



Guy Norton



Nathan Modell


Beale & Co

“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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