Housing staff in latest swim challenge

A group of Incommunities’ staff are taking the ‘plunge’ in support of the national homeless charity, Crisis and are inviting businesses and housing partners to back them.

Over the last five months, ten staff include the housing group’s Chief Executive Geraldine Howley and executive management team colleagues, Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson, have swam over 456 miles in local pools, smashing their original target of swimming the equivalent of the width of the English Channel (22 miles).

To round off their fantastic challenge, Geraldine will lead the Incommunities’ team in the Great North Swim at Lake Windermere on Saturday, 10th June.

If you would like to support the team you can donate online at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Incommunities-channel-challenge

Among the keen swimmers is Mark Crane, a joiner with Incommunities, who has clocked up over 4200 lengths – that’s three times the width of the English Channel!

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed building up the miles and knowing I’m doing this for such a great cause (Crisis) has been a real motivation.”

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive, said: “It’s been a fantastic team effort to clock up over 450 miles so far in support of Crisis the nominated charity of the  2016/17 Chartered Institute of Housing President, Julie Fadden.

“Hopefully, pounding the lengths in local pools will get us a great shape to take on the icy waters of Lake Windermere this weekend. Completing a course of the Great North Swim will be a fabulous way to complete our charity swim challenge.

“With just five days to go there’s still time to show your support for Crisis via JustGiving.”

Over the last two years Geraldine, Adrienne and Greg have raised £5,000 for The Prince’s Trust by taking part in the Great North Swim. The Prince’s Trust was the chosen charity for Geraldine Howley, as President of the Chartered Institute of Housing in 2015/16.

Written on 6th June 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News