Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Celebrating Transformations in 2023: A message from our CEO

At Christmas, I often look back and reflect on the year that’s been.  It has been a year of challenges for many, from the cost-of-living crisis and the lack of affordable housing to increasing levels of homelessness and struggling communities being pitted against each other.  And yet…. during life’s most…

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Ellie’s Transformation Story

I’d heard about all the amazing classes run by SCT, like woodwork, creative writing and art that you could do if you were in recovery. I was going through a break-up at the time, and I looked for women’s support groups online. When I walk through the door, I…

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Yves’ Transformation Story

Eight months ago, I walked through the doors of SCT, not quite knowing what to expect. I had heard about SCT from someone at my AA group, who had recommended it to me. When I first came to SCT in March this year, I started attending their computer skills…

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Diana’s Transformation Story

In April 2022 I was doing an aftercare program with Kairos community trust after 7 months in residential rehab and was introduced to SCT. Out in the real world, I was hit by reality; my benefits were stopped, I had to attend court for the rights of my children,…

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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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SCT taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge

Can you help more people recover from homelessness and addiction? We’ve been chosen to take part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge Give between 28 November and 5 December and your donation could be doubled. Can you help us raise £45,000 to help more people overcome homelessness and addiction? Go…

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Our Watney Market Charity Shop Gets a Makeover!  

In the bustling heart of Watney Market, something special has been brewing. Our Watney Market charity shop has undergone a remarkable transformation, and we are thrilled to share the exciting details with you. Join us as we explore the story behind this transformation and discover how it’s making a…

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Celebrating Acorn House’s 20th birthday

Since 2002, our recovery hostel has been a core part of SCT. To commemorate twenty years since our doors opened, we spoke to staff and residents about what Acorn House does and what it means to them.  Acorn House is our 16-bed hostel offering a therapeutic programme…

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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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SCT publishes 2020-2021 Annual Report

SCT’s annual report is a review of the financial year 2020-21, and includes a summary of our financial statements. This reporting period has almost entirely been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and this report tells the story of SCT during a very unusual year. Nonetheless, this year we’ve had so…

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