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CRASH charity wins Big Society Award

Posted by: Anders Elite

We are pleased to announce that our chosen charity, CRASH has been granted a Big Society Award by Prime Minister, David Cameron. Anderselite is a committed patron of CRASH, who work collaboratively with the construction and property industry to address the issues of homelessness.

Last year, CRASH supported 68 homelessness projects, leveraging £188,974 of pro-bono professional expertise, £190,391 of donated and discounted materials and cash grants totalling £155,586 to help improve buildings and services. 

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“The innovative approach CRASH takes harnesses the world-class skills and products of our construction industry to tackle the issue of homelessness.
 
“This Big Society Award recognises the remarkable achievements of everyone involved.”

CRASH Chief Executive Francesca Roberts said:  

“We are thrilled and proud that the work of CRASH has been recognised by the Prime Minister.  CRASH is the big society in action; the charity lies at the heart of the construction and property industry and is the conduit by which the companies and their employees can practically put something back to help communities across the UK.

“This award honours the people and the companies who do so much to share their expertise, time and skill to help homeless people.  CRASH is all about sharing what you are naturally good at and sharing of ourselves is what charity is all about.”

Anderselite encourage staff to participate in a range of fund raising activities and support staff by providing time off for charitable work, matching donations and fundraising support.
From Dragonboat racing to mountain climbing, Anderselite have taken part in a variety of charitable events to raise funds for CRASH, involving staff who have cheerfully exercised, overeaten, dressed up, rowed, swum, run, cycled and baked to generate donations.

For a personal view, please read our latest blog from a staff member raising money for CRASH via the Snowdon Challenge.

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