Incommunities in record fundraising year

Kind hearted staff, customers and partners of Incommunities have raised over £15,000 for a host of different charities in 2015.

Staff have pulled out all the stops to raise £7,190 for The Prince’s Trust, the chosen charity for the housing group’s Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley, in her role as President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Geraldine and her executive management team colleagues, Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson, got her presidential year off to a great start by completing the Great North Swim and raising nearly £3,000 for the youth charity. They were joined by Judy Waugh, the CIH’s Director of Membership and Education. Incommunities’ staff have also taken part in a football tournament, raffles and one colleague, Jonah Maina, completed the Great North Run.

With the support of the CIH and support of housing bodies across the UK nearly £21,000 has, so far, been raised for The Prince’s Trust.

Incommunities’ staff and partners also rallied round to raise £6,000 towards relief aid for families in Nepal following earthquakes in the region. At the time of the disaster their finance colleague, Bimala Shankhar, was visiting family in the area and was able to use some of the donation to help those displaced. The money has also been used to build shelters for families who lost their homes.

Among the other organisations supported by staff and customers in 2015 were Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation, Save the Children, Centrepoint, One in a Million, the Royal British Legion and Bradford Burns Unit whilst colleagues and residents at Sadeh Lok successfully raised funds for the UNHCR refugee agency.

Last week, Incommunities also collected and delivered over 400 food items to Bradford Central foodbank and Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank following workplace collections. In addition over

70 toys have been donated to bring some festive cheer to families staying in temporary accommodation at Octavia Court.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “It’s been a record breaking year with charities, big and small, benefitting from the kind contributions of staff and everyone connected with the group.

“I am very grateful for the amount raised so far by staff for my presidential charity, The Prince’s Trust. Staff, their families and local partners also pulled out all the stops to help families affected by the earthquakes in Nepal. This provided a real boost to our colleague Bimala who saw first-hand the devastation caused.

“This support in 2015 will help change lives and reflects the generosity of so many people to make a difference.”

If you would like to get involved in supporting Geraldine’s charity please contact Melanie Murdoch on 01274 254286. If you would like to make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/teams/cihpresidentialappeal

Written on 23rd December 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News