CI Barclays employees challenged to raise £50,000 for local charities

August 3rd, 2012 by Barclays Wealth

Barclays employees in Guernsey and Jersey are preparing for their biggest fundraising challenge yet, to raise £50,000 in five days for local charities.

The fundraising events will take place between the 6 and 10 August 2012 with the aim of employees raising £25,000 which will be matched by Barclays to meet the £50,000 target.

Employees in the Library Place branch in Jersey and the High Street branch in Guernsey along with their colleagues in the Broad Street office, Lord Coutanche House in Jersey and Le Marchant House office in Guernsey will take part in a range of fundraising activities including a fitness challenge, an Olympic themed dress down day, a car parking space auction, a sponsored dog walk and a skydive.

More traditional fundraising activities will also take place during the five day event including a raffle, a cake sale, a car wash and a book sale.

Barclays employees in the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Glasgow will also be joining in to help in the fund raising effort which will benefit a number of their local charities too.

Julie Terpstra who is head of counters has been coordinating the events in Guernsey “there are so many fun activities happening over the five day event that both employees and the general public can get involved with. These will be happening in both the high street branches, so the public can take part when they pop in to do their banking.

“Employees have really got involved in the challenge, organising events for charities that they support which is great as so many different local charities will benefit.

“All the charities that are involved will have the chance to set up stands in our branches over the five day event so members of the public and our employees can learn more about the work they do and the local people they help,” said Ms. Terpstra.

In Guernsey, the Guernsey Neuro Concern Society, Multiple Sclerosis and the Guernsey Kidney Association will be benefiting from the event.

In Jersey, the Diabetics Association, Teenage Cancer Trust, Jersey Hospice, the RNLI, Hope for John, the Greyhound Rescue and the Special Care Baby Unit will all benefit from the fund raising.

Paul Savery, Managing director at Barclays, said “the five day challenge is a fantastic opportunity to raise money for charity but also to raise awareness of the great work these charities do in the islands.

“It’s brilliant that so many employees are taking part in this challenge. Their enthusiasm and creativity means there are a range of activities taking place with something for everyone to get involved with – I wish them the best of luck in their fund raising.”


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