Barclays employees “Search for Cupid” for charity

wobbles fundraiserMore than £1,300 was raised by Barclays employees in Gibraltar  last month when they took part in various love-themed activities for children’s charity Wobbles.

The fundraising initiative kicked off on Valentine’s Day when employees paid a £1 donation to ‘dress down’ in red.  Other activities included games, quizzes and an in-house lunch at the Main Street and Regal House branches.

Employees also donated £2 to take part in a “Search for Cupid” treasure hunt around Gibraltar, which ended with a paella dinner served at the Calpe Rowing Club.   

pink ladiesThe aim of the event was to increase client focus within the bank, in keeping with the new core values – Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence, Stewardship – at Barclays.  The message for best practice customer service was shared within the bank.

The amount raised from the activities was £685.64, which was matched by Barclays’ own £4£ scheme, bringing the total up to £1371.28.

The money raised will go towards helping children in Gibraltar with illnesses or disabilities, by granting them a wish or providing them with a special gift that will give them a reason to smile.

Debbie Garcia, Chair and Founding Trustee of Wobbles, said: “Since its inception Wobbles has had a connection with Barclays.  The bank has not only provided us with excellent customer service and financial advice but moreover it has involved its staff to aid our fundraising.

“Wobbles is grateful for this fantastic level of support from everyone at Barclays and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all employees very much for the commitment and dedication that has been shown to our worthwhile charity.”


Wobbles Fundraiser.jpg : l-r Mildred Santos, Lucy Taylor, Debbie Garcia, Tracy Wahnon, Marta Hertmanowska.

Pink Ladies.jpg: l-r Jennie Martinez, Charmaine Ellul, Jackie Murien – Pink Ladies team at the Treasure Hunt

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