Barclays has raised the fantastic sum of £5,849 for leading childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish by testing the knowledge of Barclay’s professional contacts, such as solicitors, accountants and valuers with a fun quiz night.

The event, organised by Judy Langraf and Margaret Fitzgerald of Barclays Business Support, was held at Kingsholm Stadium (Gloucester) and was attended by over 30 teams of Barclays’ staff and their contacts.

The teams had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge on a number of quiz categories, and in the process were able to raise an incredible sum to support the childhood bereavement charity, which has been supporting children and families since 1992.

Winston’s Wish helps bereaved children and their families to rebuild their lives after the death of mum, dad or a sibling. This enables them to face the future with confidence and hope.

As part of their community investment programme, Barclays matched the monies raised at the event.

Liz Thatcher, Fundraiser at Winston’s Wish, said:

“We are so grateful to Barclays Support Team and their professional contacts who travel from all over to attend this fundraising event. It was really lovely to attend the event again this year and we even improved on our score from last year; staying off last place!

Everybody is extremely generous and each year they raise such an amazing amount for our work with bereaved childrenThe Auctioner Mark Kenyon Barclays Business Support Director. Thank you so much to Judy, her team and all involved in fundraising for Winston’s Wish. We look forward to working with them again next year”.

Judy Langraf from Barclays added:

“We are delighted with the amount raised for Winston’s Wish and would like to thank everyone who helped us to make this happen. Alongside our 5 Million Young Futures commitment, Barclays has a fantastic community investment programme that encourages employees to get involved in the causes we care about. It’s about giving back our skills, time and energy to support our local communities – so we’re thrilled to have taken part’.

The amount raised enables Winston’s Wish to continue their work providing therapeutic support to children when they need it most – £5,849 for instance would enable the charity to deliver a full programme of support – typically over a period of 10 months – including attendance at one of our residential weekends as well as individual work and telephone support.