23 Jun 2022

CIH NI Futures take on Slieve Binnian to support presidential campaign

Almost one year ago, CIH president Jo Richardson unveiled her presidential campaign ‘Homeful’ which seeks to build on the success of the response to homelessness and rough sleeping during the pandemic by exploring housing-led approaches to resolve and prevent homelessness.

As part of the Homeful campaign, Jo recently embarked on the 630-mile walk of the South West Coast to raise funds for End Youth Homelessness. In May, Jo completed this challenge, raising a fantastic £33,610 for the charity.

To support Jo’s campaign, NI Futures, a group of new/young CIH members that have a stake in the future of the housing profession in Northern Ireland, have decided to climb Slieve Binnian on Saturday 25 June 2022. Slieve Binnian is the third highest mountain in the Mourne Mountain range, standing at 747 metres. The group will be raising money for MACS Supporting Children and Young People, a local charity that provides housing support for children and young people in Northern Ireland between the age of 6 – 25.

Michaela McCusker  |  FuturesNI chair

We are looking forward to meeting up with our friends and CIH colleagues in support of the CIH presidential campaign. The charity hike is a wonderful social occasion for us as a group and gives us the opportunity to support Mac’s in the work that they do locally across NI. As young housing professionals we are passionate about ending youth homelessness and are delighted to play a small part in raising funds to support


We are incredibly proud to be Northern Ireland’s End Youth Homelessness partner and we would like to thank the NI futures group for supporting us. Any fundraising we receive goes directly to our young people and enables us to provide support packages such as top-ups for utilities, food vouchers, and other essentials. With the increasing cost of living crisis, our young people are struggling, and your support will help so much. Thank you!

Please visit MACS fundraising page, if you would like to show your support and donate to charity.