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Barclays staff raise R16,000 for Cancer Concern Association | 06 February 2020

Barclays staff raise R16,000 for Cancer Concern Association

The handover of the cheque (Photo source: Barclays Bank Seychelles Ltd)

Barclays Bank staff successfully raised R16,000 for the Cancer Concern Association (CCA) in a personal workplace fundraising initiative spearheaded by their Call Centre.

Managing director of Barclays Bank (Seychelles) Limited, Johan Van Schalkwyk, presented Patricia Francourt, the vice-chairperson of the CCA with a cheque for R16,000 in a short handover ceremony on Monday January 27.

This was in line with the bank’s Citizenship Initiative where in October 2019, the bank’s colleagues raised a sum of R8000 to the CCA during Cancer Awareness Week.

This internal initiative included the collection of funds from branch staff and other units and also included a pink day at work where all colleagues were encouraged to wear pink in support of Cancer Awareness Week.

Leaflets aimed at sensitising staff on the disease were also distributed internally.

Additionally, Barclays Bank colleagues also participated in the annual Soroptimist Beach Cancer Walk held on Beau Vallon Beach.

“As an organisation, we have always strived to give back to the communities in which we operate,” said MD Van Schalkwyk.

“And it is in line with this that the business agreed to match the funds raised by 100% and we are happy to be able to hand over R16,000 to the Cancer Concern Association today,” he added.

“I am certain that the funds will be used in the right way for cancer sufferers and their families and I thank our colleagues for getting involved in such a worthy cause.”

In 2018, Barclays Bank (Seychelles) Limited made a contribution of R300,000 towards cancer research. The donation was given to the Ministry of Health, the designated body spearheading the research in collaboration with the CCA.

In line with its ongoing internal Citizenship Initiatives, Barclays also have colleagues who are contributing on a monthly basis towards a CCA Bank Account via a standing order.

 

Contributed by Barclays Bank (Seychelles) Ltd

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