A TEAM of staff from Barclays Wealth has raised more than £4,000 by tackling Jersey’s ITEX Walk.
Peter Sullivan from Barclays Wealth Advisory, Dawn Cattell and Diane Henry from Barclays Wealth Intermediaries, Marina Steven, John Collier and Lewis Faulkner from Operations, together with Mr Faulkner’s 12 year-old son Liam., managed to complete the 48.1 mile walk in 18 hours and were amongst just 775 of the 1,200 people who started to cross the finishing line.
‘Everyone had a varying amount of blisters and there were lots of aches and pains but the whole day was fantastic and we all enjoyed it. We were colleagues that became friends through training and now have a bond cemented by each step of those 48.1 miles,’ said Miss Cattell.
‘There were highs and lows throughout the 18 hours but we supported each other and that helped us reach the end. The fact that we have now raised so much money makes it even more worthwhile.’
The team has so far raised just over £2,000 through colleagues, friends and family and hope to raise as much money as possible for the Jersey groups of Mencap, Holidays for Heroes and the Anthony Nolan Trust. Barclays Wealth is supporting the team through its £4£ matched fundraising initiative which is available to all staff undertaking charity initiatives which will mean the total raised is over £4,000.
‘Barclays Wealth is incredibly proud of their achievements and congratulates them all on finishing what is an exceptional difficult challenge. The fact that they have raised so much money for these very worthy Jersey charities makes it an even bigger achievement and Barclays Wealth is delighted that we have been able to play a small role in helping them reach their goal,’ said Paul Savery, location head, Barclays Wealth Jersey.
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A huge achievement: Just some of the Barclays Wealth staff who undertook this year’s ITEX Walk and managed to raise over £4,000. Pictured from left to right are Dawn Cattell, John Collier, Diane Henry, Peter Sullivan and Marina Steven.
For further information contact:
Arnaud Humblot / Nicola Hankey
Barclays Wealth, Corporate Communications
020 7699 2483 / 020 7114 9813
About Barclays Wealth
Barclays Wealth is a leading global wealth manager, and the UK’s largest, with total client assets of £145bn, as at 31 December 2008. With offices in 25 countries, Barclays Wealth serves affluent, high net worth and intermediary clients worldwide, providing international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary services, and brokerage.
Barclays Group is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 155,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 48 million customers and clients worldwide.