News Feb 2022

CRASH Newsletter: February 2022 issue.

1. Planned Preventative Maintenance Surveys: a new service from CRASH to homelessness charities and hospices

Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire applied to CRASH for help with their Old Vicarage site, a late 16th century Grade II listed building that is home to 18 formerly homeless people. They wanted to improve the living conditions for residents and the working environment for staff. The charity needed a comprehensive listed building condition survey to identify ‘big ticket’ maintenance items requiring urgent attention and advice on a considered investment programme and budget required for the next five, ten and 30 years.

“The initial survey of the Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire Old Vicarage building funded by CRASH, and the subsequent repairs and upgrades have had a great impact on improving the living conditions of our community. The Old Vicarage is at the centre of our work to prevent homelessness and the improvements mean we will be able to continue this work knowing the structure and facilities we provide are well maintained, thanks to CRASH.”

Julian Price

Chief Executive at Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire

2. Join The Big March and spring into action for CRASH

We need you to walk 10,000 steps a day between 1st -31st March in aid of CRASH. Whether you’re marching as a personal challenge or together as a company, we need your help to fundraise for our vital work constructing places that care for people, who are homeless and children and adults receiving end of life care in a hospice.

We’ll be with you every step of the way as the CRASH team have pledged to join in. Every step and each donation raised will go towards helping homeless men and women, and children and adults who need hospice care by constructing and refurbishing the buildings they need.

3. Entries open for The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge in aid of CRASH

The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge in aid of CRASH charity is back for its 22nd year! The popular event will take place on Thursday 19th May 2022 at the West Reservoir Water Sports Centre in Hackney, London with Building Magazine as the media partner. There are 40 team places up for grabs and slots are guaranteed to sell out.

4. Hanson ‘races around Britain’ to raise vital funds for CRASH as part of their manager development project

Corporate Patron, Hanson incorporated their support of CRASH to deliver a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style fundraising activity to engage, develop and challenge the next generation of leaders in their business. The project was a huge success and together they raised a fantastic £4,017 to support a CRASH project – so, well done team Hanson!

“Combining development opportunities in your business with fundraising is a great way to engage employees. Employees can come away with an even bigger sense of achievement, knowing that their initiative has helped CRASH to support homeless adults and people who need hospice care…”

Francesca Roberts

Chief Executive at CRASH

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