A TEAM of Barclays employees have scaled the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in under 24 hours.

The Cardiff Corporate Team, including two colleagues from Penarth, have raised a total of £4,500 for the Tenovus Cancer Charity.

The charity provides on-going support to families affected by cancer and ensures that all families have equal access to the treatment available.

The team of nine Barclays employees took part in the National Three Peaks event in July, navigating around the UK to climb Ben Nevis, Scafel Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours. The donations were boosted by Barclays, which supports employee fundraising and matches money raised pound for pound up to £1,000 as part of its Community Investment programme.

Karen Thomas, Corporate Director, and Nick Sylvester, Relationship Director for Barclays, both from Penarth, said: “We’re delighted with the amount raised and would like to thank our customers and everyone who supported us to make this happen. We really wanted to support Tenovus Cancer Charity as cancer impacts on so many people’s lives.

“Barclays has a fantastic Community Investment programme that encourages employees to get involved in the charities and causes that are important to them. It’s about giving back our skills, time and energy to support our local communities- so we are thrilled to have raised £4,500 money after matched funding to help Tenovus Cancer Charity.”

Bethan Palfrey, from Tenovus, said: “Thanks to Karen and her team for this great fundraising feat. We are very grateful to Barclays for their fantastic efforts and support. The money raised will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

Barclays Matched Fundraising programme supports employees that choose to raise money for their favourite charitable organisations by matching what they raise up to £1,000, once a year.