Barclays staff in Hemel Hempstead banking on your support for Pepper push

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Barclays Bank staff in Hemel Hempstead town centre hope that customers will bear with them as they raise cash for a good cause tomorrow.

The Friday fundraising session at the finance giant’s Bank Court base will be in aid of the Pepper Foundation, which supports the work of specialist nurses for children with serious and life-limiting conditions.

Staff and other volunteers will be getting stuck in from 9.30am, with cakes and hot drinks for sale, a raffle and the chance to guess the name of the panda bear.

The Tring-based charity, now in its 25th year, is being supported by Mayor of Dacorum Councillor Penny Hearn during her year in office, and she will be popping into Barclays to back the Pepper push during the morning.

Barclays will be match-funding the amount raised on the day, so whatever the team are able to collect will be doubled before being passed on to the good cause.

Stacey Midwinter of the bank’s Chiltern business team said: “As well as funding six Pepper nurses the charity also aims to fund someone to offer pre and post bereavement support to all members of the family, including siblings.

“The demands on the charity during 2013 mean they are having to expand their nursing services, which is why we have decided to help raise awareness and provide support.”