Housing staff in canal trek charity challenge

Staff at Incommunities are calling on housing colleagues across West Yorkshire to join them in a canal walk, cycle and run challenge in April.

Up to a dozen staff from the Bradford-based housing group will be putting their best feet forward to complete the last leg of the 124 mile route next to the Leeds – Liverpool Canal to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust. They will be joined by some staff who will pedal the route from Skipton to Shipley (15th April).

The canal challenge takes place between 10th and 15th April and is the latest fundraising initiative in support of Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive’s nominated charity as President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

More intrepid walkers and cyclists are being invited to join the Incommunities’ team or sign up for one of the other legs of the route. These are Liverpool to Maghull (10th April); Maghull to Chorley (11th April); Chorley to Accrington (12th April); Accrington to Nelson (13th April) and Nelson to Skipton (14th April).

A number of housing associations from other areas including South Liverpool Homes have already signed up to support the event.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “We are laying down the challenge to our housing partners to get involved and help turn young lives around by supporting the Prince’s Trust.

“I have received fantastic support during my presidential year and it would be great to see housing colleagues everywhere join us on our biggest challenge yet to walk, cycle or run from Liverpool to Shipley and the HQ of Incommunities.”

Over £22,000 has so far been raised for The Prince’s Trust by Incommunities staff, housing association partners and members of the CIH. Incommunities’ colleagues Adrienne Reid and Jayne Booth are also taking part in separate swimming and marathon challenges.

In June, Geraldine Howley, Adrienne Reid and colleague Greg Robinson are also taking part in their second Great North Swim at Lake Windermere in aid of The Prince’s Trust.

The charity, which celebrates its 40th birthday this year, works with young people from 13 to 30 who are unemployed or struggling at school to turn their lives around.

There will be an entry fee of £100 for a group booking or £10 per individual. To register simply go to www.Justgiving.com/CIHwalks

To find out more ring Natasha Jarratt at Incommunities on 01274 257037 or email Natasha.jarratt@incommunities.co.uk

Written on 23rd February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News