A TEAM of staff from Barclays Wealth in Jersey will be tackling this year’s ITEX Walk.

Although some of their colleagues will also be taking part in all or some of the 48.1 mile walk around the coastline of Jersey, a team of six staff have been training hard with the aim of finishing in approximately 17 hours.

Peter Sullivan from Barclays Wealth Advisory, Dawn Cattell and Diane Henry from Barclays Wealth Intermediaries, Marina Steven, John Collier and Lewis Faulkner from Operations will be joined on the day by Mr Faulkner’s 12 year-old son Liam.

The team’s extensive training programme has seen them walk a minimum of 15 miles each weekend and with just a couple of weeks to go, they are now concentrating on the North Coast cliffs after their day in the office. Their efforts follow on from a team from Barclays Wealth in Guernsey completing the 40 mile ITEX Walk around Guernsey’s coastline.

‘The hard work has definitely been worth it and we are all seeing the benefits. We’re now looking forward to the day instead of dreading it and we’re sure that our sense of humour is going to be essential on the day,’ said Miss Cattell.

‘We’re hoping to finish in a minimum of 17 hours and anything less will be a miracle. We have had so much support from our colleagues and there is an added incentive as Barclays Wealth has agreed to match every pound we raise so that will keep us going when the blisters start to hurt and the cramp begins to kick in.’

The team has been raising money 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.

‘Barclays Wealth is delighted that we can help the team raise as much money as possible for these very worthy Jersey charities. We’re extremely proud of every Barclays Wealth employee who even attempt this very challenging event and we wish them all the very best,’ said Paul Savery, location head, Barclays Wealth Jersey.

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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.

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