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Barclays staff raise £1,786 for Yorkshire Cancer Research

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Staff at Barclays, Millshaw Court, have presented a cheque for £1,786 to Yorkshire Cancer Research following a month of fundraising.

The Governance, Conduct and Control (GC&C) department at the Leeds office raised the money by organising Indian snack trollies and offering sweetie parcels in return for donations.

Staff were also asked to donate clothes, which resulted in more than 30 bags heading to Yorkshire Cancer Research’s shop in Northallerton.

The team raised £893.29, which was matched by the company to bring the total to £1,786.

Charity committee member Jamie Smith said: “As a business, we’re passionate about supporting many charities wherever we can, from giving up our time to fundraising. As a team, we chose to support Yorkshire Cancer Research in 2016 because being able to provide some sort of support to help people who are affected or who could be affected by this disease within our local area was something that we all felt strongly about.”

Sophie Bunker, community engagement officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “The GC&C department did a fantastic job and have worked hard to raise a great amount of money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

“The money raised will help us improve cancer outcomes in Yorkshire by raising awareness of cancer and how to prevent it, promoting screening programmes to increase early detection and funding innovative research projects, from diagnosis to end-of-life care.”

Barclays Cheque Presentation
Staff from the Governance, Conduct and Control (GC&C) department at Barclays, Millshaw Court, Leeds, present a cheque for £1,786 to Sophie Bunker, community engagement officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research

 

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