Bathroom manufacturer Geberit has been awarded CRASH Charity Patron of the Year in the Above and Beyond Awards 2020 for donating the most construction products to its homelessness and hospice projects.
CRASH, which is Geberit’s official charity partner, is an organisation that helps homeless charities and hospices deliver building projects by sourcing expertise, building materials and grants from the construction and property industry.
Geberit has provided product for establishments such as Algate Hospice, which has benefitted from accessible shower rooms and separate toilet facilities for private bedrooms in place of shared wards.
As well as donating a range of products, from behind-the-wall solutions to sanitaryware, Geberit employees have also taken part in fundraising activity, throughout the year.
This has included the Snowdonia Triple Challenge, which raised more than £3,800.
Marketing and product director of Geberit Brent Hudson said: “We are delighted to be awarded the CRASH Charity Patron of the Year for our donation of Geberit bathroom products to projects across the country.
“CRASH is a charity which delivers vital work and makes an incredible difference to the lives of so many adults and children, and it is fantastic to be part of each project and witness the transformation of the space.
“At Geberit, we are dedicated to supporting a variety of charities and we’re honoured to be a Patron of CRASH Charity. We look forward to continuing our work with the organisation throughout the year.”
Chief executive at CRASH Francesca Roberts said: “Congratulations to all these companies on their well-deserved CRASH awards.
“Thanks to their expertise and generosity, they have helped, and will continue to help, thousands of people who have been homeless, and children and adults who need end of life care in a hospice.
“In the year of this award, CRASH was able to help 44 homelessness and hospice projects, providing professional expertise, construction products and grants worth £916,000.
“Each of our Patron companies played a huge part in this social impact across the UK.
“Working together, we transform night shelters, hostels, day centres and hospices, helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society by creating places that care for people.”
Managing director of Geberit Mark Larden completed the Great North Run, in 2019, raising more than £5,000 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.