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Barclays and Macmillan have a long standing partnership which has helped to raise funds for people affected by cancer across the country.
Barclays has been raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support since 2000. In 2011 employees organised a series of very successful fundraising events to support the work of Macmillan, including initiatives such as Barclays Got Talent, local community walks, sky dives, pub quizzes, a counter appeal and a cycling tour in South Wales and South West England.
Barclays also supported the World's Biggest Coffee Morning| in branches across the UK in 2011. Branch staff worked with customers, local businesses and communities to raise a phenomenal £630,000 to provide financial grants for people affected by cancer through a variety of activities including cake sales, choir shows, raffles, cross country cycles, a blind date show and lots of other activities.
Barclays employees continue to amaze us with their dedication and enthusiasm for fundraising. In 2011 alone, Barclays raised over £936,000 and they have also supported people affected by cancer in other ways, including volunteering to complete home improvements and undertaking garden tidy projects. Since the partnership began Barclays has raised a total of £3.8million for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Lianne Price, Community Business Partner for Barclays, said: 'We are working closely with Macmillan to achieve something we hope will make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.'
'We're really proud of our passionate employees, who have raised an extraordinary amount to date, and we look forward to supporting them throughout 2012.'
Barclays employees are encouraged to get involved with the charities and causes that are important to them, with Barclays providing practical support through initiatives such as paid volunteering leave and matched fundraising.
To find out more about Barclays Community Investment programme visit www.barclays.co.uk/community|.
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