We have supported several charities over the years as we strongly believe in giving our support to causes that play a role in the work we undertake. We raise funds for our chosen charities by requesting a minimum donation of £50 to one of these charities, when asked for an initial consultation in response to a project enquiry. With grateful thanks to all our client support, we are pleased to report that, since 2008 we have raised £1,505 for the Friends of Somerset Churches and Chapels, £1,900 for Age UK Somerset, £1,757 for Devon Historic Churches Trust, £705 for CLIC Sargent and, as at June 2019, an impressive £10,230 for Shelter! A grand total of £16,097! We are currently supporting Shelter and if you would like to make a donation please follow the link here to our JustGiving page.

Thank you so much for all of your generous donations which have helped us to exceed the £10,000 'milestone' for donations to Shelter.




Shelter was set up in 1966 with the following objectives:

  • To relieve hardship and distress among homeless people and among those in need who are living in adverse housing conditions.
  • To make monies available to other bodies (whether corporate or not) whose aims being charitable are the relief of such hardship and distress.
  • To relieve poverty and distress
  • To educate the public concerning the nature, causes and effects of homelessness, human suffering, poverty and distress as aforesaid and to conduct and procure research concerning the same and to make available the useful results thereafter to the public.

Shelter’s work to put an end to bad housing and homelessness spans more than four decades. During this time, their ongoing support, face-to-face advice, expert legal representation and free national helpline have directly helped hundreds of thousands of families who are facing the worry of not having a home, and their lobbying and campaigning have helped change the lives of countless more. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. They campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help. They are there so that no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

We believe that Shelter plays an important role and are delighted to be supporting them in our small way.

Supporter Helpdesk: PO Box 1477, Sheffield, S1 4YQ
t 0300 330 1234







Formed in 2005 after a successful merger between CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children, CLIC Sargent’s vision is to see a world where all children and young people with cancer live life to the full.

They are guided by four key aims:

  • To reduce the practical and financial impact of cancer treatment on a child, or young person, and their family
  • To support the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children, young people and their families
  • To maximise the time that children and young people can spend safely at home during treatment
  • To maximise children and young people’s potential by enabling them to access education, training and employment opportunities

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. CLIC Sargent are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Louise Crossman took part in the Ride London 100, the London 2012 Olympic legacy road race cycling challenge, in August 2013 as part of the team for CLIC Sargent. 





Age UK Somerset works across Somerset and North Somerset to promote the wellbeing of all older people and make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Age UK Somerset believes that older people deserve "the best" and aim to ensure that everything they do will focus upon achieving that goal. They provide a range of services, including advocacy, security advice and wellbeing programmes.

They also provide front line services in Somerset and North Somerset, many of which are free. The first port of call for anyone seeking their help either for themselves or someone else is through their Information and Advice office in Taunton telephone no.0845 643 4621.

As part of Louise Crossman Architects' relationship with Age UK Somerset, whilst one of our designated charities, they have shared with us their understanding of the specific needs older people may have in respect of the buildings and the accommodation they use on a day-to-day basis.





The Devon Historic Churches Trust was established in 1972 to help with the preservation and maintenance of the 1000 places of worship of all denominations across Devon. It helps to ensure the survival and maintenance of Devon's county church heritage for the centuries to come.

The Trust helps churches in use in both towns and the countryside by providing grants to assist with repairs, restoration, refurbishment and maintenance both inside and outside of historic churches within the Diocese of Exeter or County of Devon. While re-ordering and the provision of modern amenities are beyond the remit of the trust, grants have been made to provide heating and lighting, where the inadequacies of an existing heating system have had a damaging effect on the general structure, and they have helped to improve seating in churches.

Louise Crossman Architects already has an established track record in providing essential architectural advice to Churches and Chapels in Devon and Somerset. This relationship enables a continuing dialogue, not just after the repair has been done.