Barclays employees raised an incredible £304 for York Hospital's Children's Ward by running a raffle at their recent Christmas party. Funds were raised for the Children's Ward as staff felt no one wants to be in hospital at Christmas time, least of all the children.
Furthermore, the money raised was matched pound for pound, up to £750, as part of the Barclays Community Investment 'Charity Begins at Work' Programme, bringing the total to £609.
Steve Mullins, Network Area Director for East Yorkshire at Barclays said, "At Barclays we strive to strengthen local communities in which we live and work by supporting a range of causes from local schools to centres for older people. This is a fantastic example of Barclays staff fundraising with the local community to achieve something which we hope will make a real and lasting difference."
"At Barclays, we take our responsibilities seriously. We're really proud of our leading community investment programme. In 2009 more than 58,000 people were involved in volunteering, fundraising and regular giving, supporting more than 7,000 charities around the world."
Jill Crampton, Matron of Child Health at York Hospital said "I would like to thank all the staff at Barclays bank for their incredibly generous donation. We are always so grateful for the support we receive as I know what a difference this makes."