Housing group in charities boost

02 January 2013

Generous staff, customers and board members with Incommunities raised and donated nearly £15,000 in 2012 for different charities.

The biggest single sum raised was £5,409 to support one of its Directors, Peter Newbould, who took part in a successful cycle challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Peter completed the 1,575 kilometre ride in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. 

Kind hearted older residents in our sheltered schemes showed their support with donations totalling over £2,000 for a host of different causes including Macmillan Cancer Support and Allerton Cat Rescue.

As well as fundraising, staff and customers have donated items for needy individuals and groups. Last month, Bradford Foodbank took delivery of 30 boxes of food items collected from Incommunities’ local offices. Over one hundred toys were donated to bring some festive cheer to families staying in supported accommodation at Octavia Court and bags of toiletries were delivered to Bradford Deaf Community Association.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “I am extremely proud of the contribution of everyone connected with Incommunities in giving – big and small – to different charitable causes.

“This support is changing lives and reflects the contribution of so many people connected with the organisation – from staff to kind hearted residents and board members – to help people in need.”

The housing group’s charitable contributions in 2012 have also included:

  • £3,500 raised by a rowing team from Buildingservices taking part in the Martin House hospice annual dragon boat race
  • £1,633 raised for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by residents in local sheltered schemes (Maple Court, Sycamore Court, Farish House, Staincliffe Court, and Earlswood)
  • £1,540 raised by three staff completing a British Heart Foundation ‘cycle challenge’
  • £1,300 to Bradford Foodbank as the organisation’s chosen festive charity
  • £730 raised with a staff raffle and cake sale in aid of the Olivia Arnold Trust
  • £530 raised by staff for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
  • £139 raised by residents at Anvil Court for Allerton Cat Rescue