A team of 41, formerly hairless, Barclays Wealth employees have participated in Movember – a moustache growing charity event held during November each year to generate funds and raise awareness of men’s health issues. The team raised in excess of £4,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity whilst one colleague took part in a ‘reverse Movember’ by shaving his moustache of 25 years!

The Jersey participants split into three teams with the aim of competing to raise the most money for charity. This competitive spirit willed the teams to raise a total of £2,150 which will be matched by Barclays Wealth to reach a total of £4,300.

‘It’s great to see so many of our employees getting involved and I would like to congratulate the team, including our colleague Andy Torode, who lost his moustache of 25 years for charity this Movember – I’m not sure that his wife or daughter recognised him after the big shave!’ said Paul Savery, Managing Director, Barclays Wealth Intermediaries and International, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man and head of one of the Movember teams.

‘Staff participation in charitable events such as Movember is just one way Barclays Wealth is able to give back to the communities in which we operate and accompanies our community sponsorships such as the Barclays Wealth Late Night Football League and the Barclays Wealth Jersey Boat Show and the annual Barclays Wealth Community Awards’ concluded Mr Savery.

In addition to raising lots of money for charity, one of the three Barclays Wealth teams also secured the accolade of ‘Best Team’ at the Movember event which took place at the Royal Yacht Hotel on Friday 26th November.

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Issued by Lisa Gutcher, One Strategic, t: 01534 488899, e: lisa@one-strategic.com

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Barclays Wealth, Corporate Communications
Louise Pancott                          020 3134 7303                 louise.pancott@barclayswealth.com

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