Ipswich Company gives funding boost to children’s charity

28th July 2021

Ipswich based Crane Building Services & Utilities (Crane BS&U) has provided a much-needed income boost to local charity Fresh Start new beginnings (FSnb) via their Crane Fund for Widows and Children.


FSnb provides therapeutic services to children and young people under the age of 18 who have been victims of sexual abuse.


Based in Ipswich, the charity has therapy centres across Norfolk and Suffolk and helps around 200 young people and their family members in East Anglia every year.


Earlier this month, representatives from Crane BS&U presented the charity with $3,000. Employees of Crane are able to nominate local charities for support and the FSNB team were delighted to be selected for the latest donation.


The money will enable the FSnb team to provide crucial therapeutic care to another child, supporting them and their family to move forward following the trauma of abuse.



Scott Dalrymple of Crane BS&U said: “The founder of our business, RT Crane, was truly ahead of his time in how he thought about and valued his associates, their families, and their interactions with the communities around them.  The Crane Fund for Widows and Children provides direct assistance to the underserved by financially supporting local charities and organisations in the communities where Crane conduct their business. Being able to represent Crane and present FSnb with this donation was a real honour and it was humbling to hear directly from the FSnb team about the great work they are doing to support the local community.”


Patsy Johnson-Cisse, Managing Director of FSnb said; “We are incredibly grateful for this kind donation.  Businesses such as Crane BS&U make such a huge difference to our work, as we depend on the kindness and generosity of organisations and individuals to deliver our therapeutic care.


“There are too many children on our waiting list, who could each have their lives significantly changed by our intervention.  We need to help them, and donations such as this enable us to do that. By funding services for even just one child, our supporters are having a lifelong impact on these young people.”