Recently we announced an exciting new partnership with Barclays Bank. The Barclays Community Scheme enables local organisations to benefit from staff donating their time and fundraising skills. As well as providing volunteers to help with all the work that goes on behind the scenes on the day itself, Barclays are also inviting the public to a display of some of our iconic trophies at their St Austell Branch on Saturday June 14th. From 10am until 2pm, the much coveted Royal Trophy (first presented to the contest in 1913 by Albert, Prince of Wales) will be on display and also an exhibition of some memorabilia. Programmes for the 2014 event will be on sale and there will also be a raffle.
Barclays employees make significant contributions to their local communities by volunteering, fundraising and giving money. All Barclays employees are given time during working hours and grants to support their volunteering activities.
In 2012, 68,000 employees worldwide volunteered 459,000 hours of their work and personal time. Many colleagues report how volunteering gives them the opportunity to build skills to support their community.
Make a Difference Day, is Barclays’ annual volunteering campaign and encourages colleagues to give time and skills, not money, and builds on their existing community activity.