100 for the Homeless
I am taking part in '100 for the Homeless' project to fundraise for Crawley Open House by photographing 100 favourite places and landmarks around Crawley throughout May.
I have asked for residents to nominate their suggestions and if possible to make a donation to my fundraising page.
It is a rather big task but for such a good cause. Crawley Open House is a local independent charity who have served the homeless and vulnerable for 26 years. Today they run a 24 bed high-support hostel, 4 move-on houses with 20 residents, a drop-in day centre, a crisis food parcels service and a community outreach team. No-one locally does more on the front-line to look after those who find themselves homeless or disadvantaged.
Camelia Walk is a beautiful part of the park near the entrance off Milton Mount Avenue.
The Secret Garden is a small area in Worth Park where you will often find people reading a book, having a coffee or taking a moment to reflect. There is a bench placed here, commemorating the Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, perfect for a minute's peace.
Nominated by: John
Stone steps in Worth Park.
Nominated by: Anon
The Milking Cows in Worth Park were made by sculptor Simon Groves They are a reminder of the prize winning cattle which the Montefiores kept at Worth Park.
Nominated by: James
Worth Park Lake
A bench used by many to catch their breath and enjoy nature. The lake is the home to wildlife such as geese and ducks.
Nominated by: Sheena
Residents on Long Close enjoy these beautiful blossoms every spring.
Nominated by: Lizzie
Worth Park Ave
This grass verge is enjoyed by both pedestrians and drivers. A lovely splash of colour on your way to work.
A wonderful oasis between Maidenbower and Pound Hill, this nature reserve is the home for many birds. If you're lucky you can see both a Kingsfisher and Heron on your visit.
The shopping Mall in the Centre of Crawley Town opened in spring 1988. The initial plan was to have the centre part open to resemble a high street. However, I guess someone had second thoughts and put a roof on top of it.