Cheshire Hospices Jan 2019

CRASH helps install new roof for Halton Haven hospice just in time for Christmas

CRASH is delighted to have helped Halton Haven Hospice install a new roof on their conservatory, meaning people with life-limiting illnesses can now enjoy special time with their family and friends, out of their bed and away from their room.

Halton Haven Hospice provide specialist care to people who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses, along with support for their families in Widnes, Runcorn and the surrounding areas.

The need

The hospice applied to CRASH to help restore their conservatory roof which was showing clear signs of leaking.


‘‘The roof of our Inpatient Unit conservatory was not fit for purpose and was prone to leaking during poor weather. As a result, the conservatory had become inaccessible for long periods of time during the winter months’’ The lounge and conservatory are also much larger than the patient rooms, meaning entire families can gather together in one place. This becomes particularly important when a patient is coming towards the end of their life and the whole family wants to be in close proximity.’’

Chris Andrews

Senior Fundraising Manager at Halton Haven Hospice

How CRASH Patrons helped

CRASH Patrons Arcadis and Bauder generously donated their professional expertise and materials and also involved a number of additional companies in the project. The new roof has completely transformed the conservatory and the work has saved the hospice on the cost of works.

  • £15,894 of assistance from CRASH Corporate Patrons and supporting companies donating professional services and discounted construction product
  • CRASH added a grant of £7,500 for the project bringing the total value of support to £23,394.

Before & After:

The Impact

‘‘We would like to say a huge thank you to CRASH, Bauder, Arcadis and FRS Roofing and for all their hard work on this project! The lovely new roof on our conservatory means a much treasured, safe, warm and private space for patients, families and guests to enjoy in all seasons. There will be many many days of peace, reflection, chatter, laughter and tears in this garden room and the wonderful contribution of CRASH, Arcadis, Bauder and FRS really will be a gift which keeps on giving. Our Christmas tree and fairy lights made it sparkle, the sound of the children singing for our patients echoed beautifully around it, and we even had wedding guests mingle in it following a ceremony here at the hospice in late December. We simply can’t thank you enough.’’

Karen Eden

Director of Care and Operational Services at Halton Haven Hospice

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