Building products manufacturer Forterra has raised a grand total of £16,283 in funds and donated almost £3,000 in products this year for homelessness construction projects in partnership with CRASH Charity, of which Forterra has been an industry Patron for the past two years.
CRASH is the construction industry’s charity that helps homelessness charities and hospices with their construction projects – creating places that care for people when they are at their most vulnerable.
CRASH unites the industry and channels the expertise and products of companies to carry out construction, restoration and refurbishment projects for homelessness charities and hospices across the UK. CRASH Patrons provide practical support in the form of professional expertise, products and raw materials, which are put to use in each project CRASH undertakes.
Forterra’s fundraising activities for CRASH in 2019 saw staff take part in obstacle course challenge Rough Runner, the Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge and the Great North Run, as well as Forterra’s own initiative, a climb of Scafell Pike.
In its capacity as Patron, Forterra has additionally donated a total of £2,850 worth of product this year, to two homelessness projects supported by CRASH: Kairos Limesdale Garden and Emmanuel House Support Centre.
Kate Marsh, senior partnership manager at CRASH, said: “Forterra has been incredibly supportive of CRASH since becoming one of our Patrons in January 2017. The company’s support includes participating in and organising a variety of fundraising activities, as well as donating materials to assist with the homelessness charities and hospices we support with vital building projects.”
Helen Newberry, head of marketing at Forterra, commented: “CRASH is an exceptionally worthwhile charity that makes a tangible difference to the lives of a real cross-section of people in need of clean, safe and stable environments across the country.
For further information on CRASH and its projects, or to make a donation in time for Christmas, go to crash.org.uk/give.