Barclays Dragon Boat Challenge raises £3,135

On 3 July 2012 Barclays head office in London chose to challenge themselves to a Dragon Boat Race at Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. 272 Barclays employees including some friends and family took to the Thames in teams from Barclays Coverage, Real Estate, Investment Bank, Product teams and Retail & Wholesale Team with each team choosing a charity. The Retail and Wholesale Team chose CLIC Sargent and had two teams of 32 people who raised an amazing £3,135 which also includes other fundraising ideas that they chose to do throughout the year.

First place went to the Investment Bank team followed closely by the Technology, Media and Telecoms team with the Manufacturing team coming in third with everyone enjoying a fantastic night out.

Nicola Hill, Community Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent said: “This is such a fantastic amount and such a great idea too which will go a great way to support children and young people with cancer”.

If you are interested in your company getting involved in fundraising for children and young people with cancer please do not hesitate to contact Nicola on or 0208 752 2867.