Barclays staff help out at Lord Williams’s

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For the fifth year running, staff at Barclays Thame supported Lord Williams’s School and attended the annual summer camp in Marlow for the year 8 students

The Barclays volunteers helped prepare food for the students who were on the summer camp, making and serving sandwiches and rolls for more than 380 students. Barclays also provided the volunteers with a grant to purchase the food under the Barclays Community Investment Programme.

Senior TA co-ordinator at the school Claire Humphries said: “Once again Barclays Bank has been a great support to the Lord Williams’s School’s annual camp at the Longridge Centre in Marlow. Barclays not only pays for a day’s lunch for 400 people at the camp, but a willing team of sandwich makers make their annual pilgrimage from the bank down the M40 to Marlow to actually help make the lunches. The Year 8 camp is always a memorable experience for the students and one that will stay with them long after they have left the school. The regular support we receive from Barclays helps to ensure that we can continue to provide this wonderful experience for other students in the future.

Wendy Meade, from Barclays Thame, added: “We really enjoy helping the school and its students at this event. Some of our staff have attended the school in the past and they really enjoyed their experience on summer camp at Marlow. Other staff members have children who have also thoroughly enjoyed their time at the school over the years. This is a fantastic example of Barclays staff working closely with the local community to achieve something we hope will make a real and lasting difference.”