Housing chiefs in charity swim challenge

This month, three members of Incommunities’ management team, including Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley, are taking the ‘plunge’ to raise thousands of pounds for a national youth charity.

Geraldine will again be joined by Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson in the Great North Swim on Lake Windermere. The three together, took part in the challenge last year.

The trio are aiming to raise at least £2,000 for The Prince’s Trust, which has been Geraldine’s nominated charity during her presidential year with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

As Geraldine’s presidential year comes to an end, the fundraising total so far stands at over £37,000, which will go towards the charity’s work helping thousands of young people turn their lives around.

Geraldine, Adrienne and Greg will be donning their wet suits to tackle a one mile course next weekend (11th June).

Geraldine Howley said: “It was tough going last year and the three of us have been putting in the lengths at local pools to get ready for our swim challenge.

“Over the past few months Adrienne has been clocking up the miles swimming the equivalent of the length of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, in aid of the Prince’s Trust, so should be in great form.

“I am passionate about helping young people and it has been truly humbling seeing colleagues, family, friends and housing partners everywhere get behind my nominated charity.

“It’s nice to be rounding off my fundraising journey more or less where it started – in the cold waters of Lake Windermere!”

If you would like to support the team in their Great North Swim click: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Incommunities-Team-exec

Written on 2nd June 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News