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Housing chiefs in cold swim for charity


Three members of Incommunities’ management team took the plunge to raise funds for the country’s leading youth charity.

Incommunities Group chief executive Geraldine Howley joined colleagues Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson to brave the cold waters of Lake Windermere as part of the Great North Swim.

On Saturday they each completed a one-mile course within an hour, raising nearly £1,200 in online donations alone for the Prince’s Trust.

Hundreds more pounds have been pledged by family and friends and partner organisations.

The Prince’s Trust has been Geraldine’s nominated charity as President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for 2015/16.

During her year in office, over £43,000 has been raised for the charity, with more still coming in.

Completing the swim proved a double celebration for Adrienne Reid, who also just completed her five-month challenge over the weekend to swim the equivalent length of the Leeds-Liverpool canal at three local pools. 

Geraldine Howley said: "Doing the Windermere swim was tough going but thanks to all the training that we put in we were able to complete our challenge in good times. The day proved a fabulous finale to my fundraising year.

It was great to be joined by Greg and Adrienne. It proved an extra special day for Adrienne who has shown amazing determination to swim 127 miles since the start of the year.

A big thank you to colleagues, family, friends and housing partners who have supported our swim and our fantastic fundraising events throughout the year."

You can still show your support for the team’s efforts on JustGiving

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