SLH Group raises over £5,500 for Crisis at CIH annual conference

Published: 1 July 2016

SLH Group smashed their fundraising target at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) annual conference and exhibition in Manchester, raising £5,563.98 for homelessness charity Crisis.

The charity, which supports single homeless people throughout the UK, is the organisation chosen by SLH Group chief executive and incoming CIH president Julie Fadden for her 2016-17 presidential appeal.

"The response from conference attendees and fellow exhibitors has been amazing," said Julie.

"Every penny will go towards changing the lives of homeless people, finding homes, building skills, resilience and opportunities for people who need it most.

"I'd like to thank everyone who gave so generously and supported our presidential appeal and our staff who worked so hard over the three days here in Manchester.

"We had fun, we hope you did too and we know your donations will make a difference."

SLH Group entertained conference-goers with a variety of fundraising games, with hundreds giving to the charity over the three-day event at Manchester Central.

Over 300 people took part in the ‘guess how many love hearts are in the jar’ game, with Trish Hardy from Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council coming closest to the magic number of 2,727 and winning a case of wine.

The fundraising total received a massive boost thanks to generous donations at Monday’s Housing Heroes Awards dinner, with over £3,000 kindly donated to Crisis on the evening.  

If you'd like to donate to Julie’s Crisis presidential appeal please go to the Just Giving page.

Alternatively you can give £5 to Crisis by texting CHANGE to 70004.