Housing chiefs complete charity swim challenge

Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive and CIH President, Geraldine Howley and senior colleagues this weekend (13th June) swapped the office for the great outdoors to complete a Lakeland swim challenge for charity.

Geraldine was joined by Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson from Incommunities and Judy Waugh from the CIH at the Great North Swim on Lake Windermere to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust.

The team have raised nearly £3,000 in online donations alone for the national youth charity.  Hundreds more pounds have been pledged by family and friends and partner organisations.

The Prince’s Trust was set up in 1976 and works with disadvantaged young people to turn their lives around. It’s helped 750,000 young people and supports over 100 more every day.

The Trust is Geraldine’s chosen charity as the President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for 2015/16.

Geraldine Howley said: “It was tough going but thanks to all the training that we put in we were able to make it over the line in good times.

“The swim was a fabulous way to get my fundraising year off the ground.

“A big thank you to my swimming team of Adrienne, Greg, Judy and everyone who kindly donated to help us on our way!”

You can still show your support for the team’s efforts and their fundraising for the Prince’s Trust by clicking  www.justgiving.com/IncommunitiesTeam

Written on 16th June 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News