Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Get involved in our East London Art Trail

This winter, we’re bringing back our Art Trail and sharing some of the artwork created by our students. Each one has been created by someone in recovery and tells a personal story of transformation. Entitled Transformations, the Art Trail is the cornerstone of our winter campaign. As well as shining…

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We’ve opened a new charity shop in Walthamstow

Our eighth charity shop is now open on Hoe Street in Walthamstow.  With seven other shops across East London, and an online charity shop, we are excited to launch our newest addition. SCT in Walthamstow is a community-focused shop selling quality donated goods at affordable prices.

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Our 2022 staff conference

This year’s staff conference will be called “Together”. Alongside some structured activities we hope it will be a day to help us connect and re-connect with each other as one SCT team, enjoy each other’s company, and some good food. We have hired Showtime Photo Booth, the go to…

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Our shop windows are telling the stories of recovery in East London

A big part of our recovery pathway is our Training and Development Centre, which offers activities and training to men and women in recovery from addictions. We run regular classes in literacy, art, creative writing, digital skills, gardening, and woodwork, helping students to improve self-esteem, develop creativity, learn…

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“I am reversible” – Vaughan’s Story 

CW: Mentions of suicide, self-harm, drinking, addiction  As a young child, Vaughan faced domestic violence and precarious housing, his parents struggled with drinking and he ended up in care. He became an alcoholic at a young age while moving through the care system, then into bedsits, sofa…

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Steve Coles reflects upon his years at SCT

Steve started at SCT in January 2017, as his first CEO role after years of experience in similar charities and social enterprises. Having been with us through some of the best and most difficult times, Steve is stepping down from his role on the 16th of July to take on…

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SCT Sleep Out 2019

SCT Sleep Out raises £8,000 for local homeless

We marked World Homeless Day last Friday with an all-night fundraiser at Christ Church Spitalfields for people facing homelessness and addiction in East London. Our first ever Sleep Out raised over £8,000 – which will go towards the vital services we…

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Restoration Station x Yinka Ilori: a Creative Collaboration

Restoration Station x Yinka Ilori: a Creative Collaboration

For the past few weeks Restoration Station trainees have been sanding, filling, painting and varnishing in preparation for a one-off creative collaboration with artist and maker, Yinka Ilori. Under Yinka’s guidance – and with access to his striking pallette – the workshop team have created 9 unique chairs to display as part of the London…

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