JOIN US

As a charity, Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston – outside of providing contractual respite services to the borough – is entirely dependent upon all our supporters, funders and volunteers.

Without your continued support, we would not be able to continue in our mission to provide vital services to those often hard-to-reach families and carers, many of whom sit outside the statutory framework.

If you are interested in volunteering with our organisation, please contact us.

Volunteer!

Why not offer your time or expertise to Crossroads Care by:

  • Volunteering at one of our community respite projects
  • Playing a musical instrument at our Caring Café if you’re a professional musician
  • Becoming a trustee
Have You Ever Thought of Becoming a Trustee?

Have You Ever Thought of Becoming a Trustee?

During Volunteers Week, human resources expert Jane Vines and Geoff Lane, a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), talk about just what it takes to be a trustee for Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston upon Thames What motivated you to become a trustee?...

read more
Why Volunteering for Crossroads Care is so Rewarding

Why Volunteering for Crossroads Care is so Rewarding

‘There’s this saying that when you volunteer here you become part of the Crossroads family, and I believe that’s true.’ Volunteer, Heather Mathew, talks about why volunteering for Crossroads Care is so rewarding... ‘When both my parents, who lived in Norfolk, became...

read more

Fundraise!

Whether you want to pull on your trainers to tackle a half-marathon or get sponsored to do something unusual, there are lots of ways to help us raise money for much-needed respite for carers, from digital detoxes to bake sales. You can do this independently or as part of an organised event.

 

Here are some ideas to inspire you:

The Hidden Benefits of Volunteering

The Hidden Benefits of Volunteering

‘Volunteering? I’d much rather be doing this than going on cruises!’ says Crossroads Care Trustee Margaret Dangoor who has dedicated her life to the needs of carers. Fiona Mitchell spoke to her to mark the Big Help Out – a community volunteering initiative being held...

read more

Change your Hairdo!

Why not take on a hair-inspired challenge? Harrison Gurney let his wife, Stevie-Leigh, shave off all his hair on his birthday and asked his friends to donate to us. Harrison raised an incredible £1,180 pounds for us.

 
Stage a Get-Together with a Difference

  • Hold a cupcake morning.
  • Hold a clothes swap afternoon.
  • Put on a games night featuring games like Jenga, or go digital with a Wii.
  • How about having a pamper party?

Sell Stuff

Sell off your unwanted items on eBay and donate the profits to us.

Give Something Up

  • Do a digital detox.
  • Stop talking and get people to sponsor your silence.

Get Sporty

Two of our team ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon. They raised an amazing £2,361 for us and one of our key funders The Victoria Foundation. And our Care Manager Nicola Wilson tackled with the gruelling 10K Tough Mudder with her friends Sally and Laetitia raising more than £3,000 for Crossroads Care.

  • If running or tackling mud-spattered obstacle courses are not your thing, why not pull on some comfy shoes and challenge yourself to walking further than you would normally?
  • Or run an exercise class at home for your friends.

Become a Local Partner

We are so grateful to local businesses, community groups and schools that come to our aid. Find out here how your company, community group or school can support us.

Corporate and Community Group Giving

Organise events like pub quizzes or karaoke nights, all while raising money or make us your charity of the year!

  • Hold a themed fancy dress day at work.
  • Organise a raffle and sell tickets to your workmates.
  • Afternoon cakes at the office always go down a treat, so why not hold a cake bake sale?
  • Attend an event organised by one of our key funders like The Victoria Foundation Winter Ball!

Schools

  • Promote kindness in-line with the ethos and culture of your school.
  • Contribute your Mufti Day donations.
  • Donate a small percentage of proceeds from your school fair.
  • Organise a special event like a poetry competition.

Children at St Mary’s and St Peter’s School, Teddington, designed some fantastic Christmas cards to go inside more than 50 hampers which were delivered to our older carers.

To become a Friend of Crossroads and help us improve the lives of carers and the people they care for, please contact us or click the leaflets below.

    We are here to help. Click here to make an enquiry. ENQUIRE

    Supporting the Well-Being of Dads with Disabled Children

    Our Dads Who Care group has become a lifeline to fathers of profoundly disabled children. Here, James, who spoke at our recent AGM, shares how being a member of the group helps to reduce loneliness and feelings of loss. It’s difficult to put into words just how huge...

    Getting Carers Talking

    With Time to Talk Day taking place in February, Crossroads Care Peer Support Worker Michaella Ramini speaks to us about a new initiative to support people looking after loved-ones experiencing severe mental health issues What is this new mental health initiative? I...

    Managing Mental Health when Caring for a Disabled Child

    To coincide with Parent Mental Health Day this month, Fiona Mitchell explores how Crossroads Care supports the well-being of local parent carers looking after children with complex needs All parents experience some form of stress at different points in their lives,...

    Come and Volunteer with us at Crossroads Care!

    Crossroads Care, the charity that supports carers and the people they care for, of all ages and disability, has 24 regular volunteers who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. While all our care support workers are paid, highly trained members of...

    Our Annual General Meeting 2023!

    Enormous thanks to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting yesterday held in the beautiful salon room at York House, Twickenham. We were delighted to welcome many of the carers that we support, along with our Patron Sir Vince Cable, the Mayor of Richmond Cllr...

    A PAID CARER’S VOICE: The Hidden Value of Care

    When Saturday Club Lead Danielle Way joined Crossroads Care as a care support worker five years ago, she wanted to make a difference, but never for a moment did she imagine just how working for the charity would enhance her life too ‘For as long as I can remember,...

    The Caring Cafe: A Welcoming Place of Respite

    During World Alzheimer’s Month, Fiona Mitchell explores how the Caring Café, run by Crossroads Care, has become a lifeline for people living with dementia and their carers It was more than 20 years ago that visitors attended the launch of London’s very first ‘dementia...

    World Alzheimer’s Month: A Volunteer’s Story

    During World Alzheimer's Month, we are saying a big thank you to former carer, service user and Crossroads volunteer Remo Grasso (pictured front, left) who has most generously supported a number of our community projects, including volunteering at our weekly Carers...

    It’s Good to Talk

    What a difference a Crossroads Care community respite group is making to fathers of children with often profound disabilities and special needs With all the joy that being a parent brings, it can also be a worrying time. And for those who have a child with a...

    ‘At Crossroads, they understand. It’s a place where you can find peace.’

    Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston upon Thames began supporting 73-year-old Han* after his son Raymond*, 46, had a cardiac arrest back in November 2020, leading to brain injury, balance and mobility  problems, as well as challenges with speech and langauge. A keen...