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You can bank on Barclays staff to help homeless
5:30pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
EMPLOYEES from Barclays at Radbroke Hall have raised more than £3,500 by sleeping rough overnight in support of leading homeless charity Shelter.
Staff from the Over Peover site got a taste of what it feels like to be homeless when they took part in the sponsored event, which ended a series of fundraisers.
The £2,067 raised by employees was then boosted to £3,567 by Barclays, which supports employee fundraising and matches money pound for pound up to £750 as part of its community investment programme.
Jeannette Attryde, operations manager from Barclays IT service desk, said: “We’re delighted with the amount raised, and would like to thank our customers and everyone who supported us.
“We wanted to support Shelter after I met a homeless man on the streets of Northwich and recognised any of us could be in his position.
“Barclays has a fantastic community investment programme that encourages employees to get involved in the charities and causes that are important to them.
“It’s about giving back our skills, time and energy to support our local communities.”
Rachel Day, from Shelter, said: “This money could pay for our helpline to answer up to 314 calls, helping families and individuals to find and keep a home.
“We are very grateful to the employees at Barclays for their fantastic efforts and support.
“The money raised really will make a big difference to people’s lives.”
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