Housing team get ready for charity swim challenge

A group of Incommunities’ staff are taking the ‘plunge’ in support of a national charity committed to ending domestic abuse and are inviting businesses and housing partners to back them.

The team of Group Chief Executive Geraldine Howley, executive management team colleagues Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson and apprentice plumber, Mark Crane are heading for Lake Windermere on 8th June.

They are taking part in the Great North Swim and hope to raise as much money as possible for Women’s Aid, the chosen charity of the 2018/19 Chartered Institute of Housing President, Jim Strang.

Statistics show an estimated 4.3 million women have experienced abuse in their lives since the age of 16.

Incommunities has also signed up to the national Make a Stand campaign, joining over 300 housing associations in pledging to support anyone experiencing domestic abuse.

Incommunities Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley said: “We are all determined to support this important cause.

“Over the last few years we have taken to the water to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust during my CIH presidential year (2015/16) and the homeless charity, Crisis. We are now getting in good shape for this latest fundraising challenge.

“We are focused on reaching our target of raising £1000 for Women’s Aid and would love your support.”

You can donate at our JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/incommunities-swimchallenge