Crucial Crew

The Wynn Foundation Presents a Grant to Crucial Crew


Shrewsbury and Oswestry Crucial Crew is a two-week safety education event with a purpose to provide young people with essential life skills that they otherwise may not gain. Crucial Crew takes place at Nesscliffe Army Barracks attended by 1,500 eleven year old children from up to 50 schools. The two week programme is run by trustees and volunteers, with training delivered by professional agencies; Police, fire, Coastguard, St Johns Ambulance and many more. The children are able to take part in a variety of workshops and safety scenarios, topics covered include drug and alcohol awareness, internet safety and cyber bullying, first aid and water safety.


2019 sees Shrewsbury and Oswestry celebrate 25 years of Crucial Crew, with 27,000 children benefiting from the experience. The Wynn Foundation were delighted to support Crucial Crew with a donation of £1,500 towards their event.


Helen Smith (far-right) pictured with Geof Proffitt Trustee Fundraiser (far-left). Next to him is Phil Henshaw President of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury and Maelor Owen retired police inspector and facilities manager for Crucial Crew.