CRASH Honours Patrons at Annual Reception & Award Ceremony

CRASH charity honoured the generosity and loyalty of their Patron companies at the Annual Patrons’ Reception & Above and Beyond Awards on Thursday 6th September 2018.

The ceremony brought together senior representatives from the construction and property industry who have all given valuable time and resource to support CRASH.

CRASH Chairman Alan Brookes welcomed guests and spoke about some of the remarkable achievements of the year.

CRASH Chief Executive, Francesca Roberts, then addressed the Reception saying:

‘‘Our Patron companies are the beating heart of this charity. You and your companies underpin everything CRASH does to help people who are homeless or in need end of life care in a hospice. Working together, we create and improve night shelters, hostels, daycentres and hospices, you directly help people who have been homeless or need end of life care from a hospice.’’

The evening was generously sponsored by UBM, 8build, BAM Construct UK and Recticel.

Above and Beyond Awards

CRASH Patron company Knauf received recognition of their 20 year commitment to CRASH as a Patron; AECOM and Argent for their 15 year commitment; and Bauder and Hilti for their 10 year commitment.

CRASH Patrons Taylor Wimpey, A-Plant and Morrisroe received awards for their outstanding contributions of fundraising and free of charge materials and professional expertise.

In acknowledgment of future leaders of the industry CRASH presented Special Recognition Awards to Guy Norton and Declan Coakley from Arcadis.

Francesca Roberts said:

‘‘Declan and Guy represent some of the younger talent and the future leaders of our industry. Importantly they will also be the future advocates and leaders of the charity. Your efforts have helped so many people in homelessness and hospice projects and your work will continue to provide help for years to come.’’

The final award of the evening, the Tony Denison Award for outstanding commitment to helping people, was presented to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Trusts, one of the projects CRASH helped during the year. A case study of this project can be found here.

Please see below the photographs from the event. If you use the photos please credit Mike O’Dwyer: