Housing staff clock up the miles and more for good causes in 2018 | News

Sadeh Lok

Housing staff clock up the miles and more for good causes in 2018

Bun sale for local cancer charity

Caring staff at Incommunities have walked, run, rowed, baked and even played rounders’ to help raise nearly £10,000 for a host of local and national charities in 2018.

One of the highlights of a packed fundraising year saw two staff, Jenny and Jason Baines, swap the comfort of home to complete a sponsored 'rough sleep' and raise £1620 for local homelessness charity, Simon on the Streets. More staff collected over £1600 in a workplace prize raffle in aid of the Royal British Legion and raised £585 for Women’s Aid by taking part in a rounders’ competition organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Meanwhile, a team of Customer Service staff donated over £1100 for the Yorkshire Cancer Trust after completing a canalside walk in memory of their former colleague Yvonne Butterfield, who sadly passed away in October 2018.

Further charities supported in 2018 have included Macmillan Cancer Research, the Alzheimer’s Society, Keighley and Airedale Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation, the RNLI, National Aids Trust, Save the Children, the Equity Partnership and the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund in Leeds.

In addition, Incommunities staff have made donations of food, toiletries, toys and clothes to four local foodbanks, Cares at Christmas and Shipley District Schools Uniform Bank.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: "I am extremely proud of the support shown by Incommunities staff and supporters in giving – big and small – to a variety of charitable causes.

"Their contribution has changed lives and reflects the determination of everyone at Incommunities Group to make a difference."

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