Thank you

The last couple of years have been difficult for everyone, but, thanks to you, people have been able to access the support they need to leave homelessness behind for good. As more people face the prospect of losing their home, your support will help us continue to be there, side by side, every step of the way. Until everyone in our society has a place they can call home.

Thank you, once again. Together we will end homelessness.

"Homelessness has always been close to my heart"

Having faced insecurity when she was younger, Gail has always sympathised with people facing homelessness.

“Homelessness has always been an issue I’ve cared about. Growing up in Guyana, I experienced housing and food insecurity. And I’ve seen first-hand the challenges people face when they can’t rely on having a roof over their head. Those memories have always stayed with me.

“Not long after my husband and I came to the UK, we heard about Crisis at Christmas and decided to volunteer. The more we found out about homelessness in the UK, the more we wanted to help. I like how Crisis supports people with training and advice, to give them a route out of homelessness.

“When my husband became ill, I decided to make a Will. It prompted me to think about the causes I care about and it was a natural step to include Crisis. I don’t think you need to be wealthy to make a difference. For me, it’s important to help in whatever way I can.

"I hope my gift to Crisis will help them continue supporting the people who need it most.” 

Gail, Crisis supporter

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If you would like to get in touch, you can contact George Shelley, Legacy Executive, by calling 020 7036 2642 or emailing george.shelley@crisis.org.uk

The Birch Awards

In August this year, The Birch Awards are back for the second time to celebrate the amazing children and young people across Great Britain who do inspiring things to support Crisis and make sure everyone has a place to call home. This includes getting creative with their own fundraising challenges, raising awareness about homelessness, fundraising through one of our events and writing to politicians to call for change.  
 
We can’t wait to celebrate more exceptional young Crisis supporters this year. There are three Awards available: 

  • The Emma Kelty Award, which will be presented to a group of young people (a class, a scout group, club etc) who have shown their passion towards ending homelessness, in memory of explorer and passionate Crisis supporter, Emma Kelty. 
  • The Birch Award, which will be presented to a young Crisis supporter who has gone above and beyond to inspire others to learn about and help end homelessness, in memory of passionate and inspiring Crisis staff member, Rosie Birch.
  • The Exceptional Young Fundraiser Award, which will be presented to a young Crisis supporter who has gone above and beyond in their fundraising efforts to help end homelessness. 

If you know a young person or group of young people who have done something incredible to support Crisis, visit The Birch Awards (crisis.org.uk) to read more and submit a nomination. All the nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and those shortlisted will be invited to a virtual ceremony on Friday 26th August 2022 where the winners will be announced. 

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