|Busy staff at Incommunities have swum, cycled and rowed in 2017 to raise nearly £10,000 for different national and local causes.
At the start of the year, ten intrepid swimmers led by the group’s Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley, took to their local pools to swim the equivalent of the width of the English Channel and support the homeless charity, Crisis.
( Photo shows some of swim team after completing the Great North Swim in support of Crisis. )
The swimmers rounded off their ‘channel challenge’ by taking part in the Great North Swim on Lake Windermere and raising over £1,200 for Crisis, the nominated charity of the 2016/17 Chartered Institute of Housing President, Julie Fadden.
Sadeh Lok colleagues Cath Flooks and Jane Ashcroft also took on the Great Scottish Swim in August and raised £455 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
In October, 27 employees got on their bikes to clock up over 5,000 miles in the gym, going to and from work and enjoying the great outdoors on two wheels!
In just four weeks they were able to raise funds for the mental health charity, Mind.
Meanwhile, an Incommunities’ team competed in the Bradford Dragon Boat Festival and raised over £500 for the Lord Mayor’s 2017 Charity Appeal for Young Minds.
To round off the year, the housing group’s Building Service raised an amazing £1,000 for The Children's Heart Surgery Unit, Leeds with a raffle of festive gifts from suppliers and partners.
Further staff donations in 2017 included:-
The housing group also made festive donations totalling £1500 to two West Yorkshire hospices, Sue Ryder Manorlands and the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive Geraldine Howley, said: "It’s been another fantastic fundraising year with charities – big and small – benefiting from the generous support of staff and the group as a whole.
"It has also been wonderful to share in the positive experiences of staff in their various fundraising efforts for charities, many of whom have been nominated by colleagues. We have had such a rewarding time in helping make a difference and change lives."