Construction charity CRASH is calling on businesses to support its vital work with the launch of the annual Christmas Card fundraising appeal.
CRASH helps people who are homeless and sleeping rough – and adults and children who need end of life care in a hospice – by constructing or rebuilding the hospices, shelters and homes that make so much difference to their lives.
The charity can only continue this work with the help of generous companies within the construction sector donating time and money. More than 100 companies – including VolkerFitzpatrick, Arcadis and Hilti – support the annual CRASH Christmas appeal which raised £83,000 in 2021.
For the 2022 ‘Help keep the lights on’ appeal, CRASH is asking for donations of £600, £1,200 or £2,000 to receive a range of bundles which can be used by pledging companies in the lead up to Christmas.
In lieu of sending company Christmas gifts, with a pledge of £600, the donating company will receive an animated e-card that can be sent out to your business network. The company name will also be included on CRASH’s ‘thank you’ communications.
For donations of £1,200 a company logo will also be included in these communications and, for a £2,000 donation a company will become a ‘CRASH Christmas Champion’ with pride of place on all the ‘thank you’ messages.
Francesca Roberts, Chief Executive of CRASH, said: “CRASH brings the industry together to refurbish and construct places that care for people when they are at their most vulnerable.
“We build and refurbish shelters and hostels to offer safety and dignity to people who are homeless. We help hospices by constructing caring, welcoming environments where children and adults can receive end of life care.
“We can only do this by working with the best companies in construction.”
CRASH has been running its Christmas Card Appeal since 2000 and is hoping to be able to beat 2020’s record donations of £96,000.
To make sure your company joins the prestigious list of donors and partners, please donate to the Christmas Card Appeal at https://www.crash.org.uk/christmas/