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Barclays Donation For Online Services

Posted on September 17, 2021 by New Pathways. Uncategorized

A big thank you to Barclays!

New Pathways has been chosen as one of 100 UK charities to be awarded a £100k donation from Barclays to help us to continue supporting people of all ages who have experienced recent or historical sexual violence and abuse.

Barclays launched their 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme to support COVID-19 relief work in local communities. Due to the pandemic, many face-to-face activities had to be stopped or severely limited and vital support for those struggling was under threat. However, we have been able to deliver many of our services via online sessions and have adapted essential in-person services according to national guidelines. Throughout the crisis, we’ve delivered services to over 2,000 clients each week. Barclays’ donation will ensure that we can continue to offer this crucial support online.

Barclays Press Release - Sept 21

 

Jackie Stamp, CEO, New Pathways: “Prior to COVID-19, we delivered most of our services in person and having to quickly adapt to online models presented a huge challenge. We’re proud that we were able to meet that challenge and continue to innovate and improve. It has also affirmed our strategy to create an even better, more inclusive charity supporting even more people who have experienced sexual violence. Our priority is to develop our digital delivery program to run alongside our traditional face to face deliveries, ensuring that our current and future clients are able to benefit from our services. The Barclays donation is providing us with a lifeline that will make it possible for us to continue to be there for people at a time when they need us more than ever before.”

Nigel Higgins, Barclays Chairman, said: “COVID-19 has created an unprecedented social and economic impact in the UK, with many experiencing greater hardship due to the crisis. Incredible charities, such as New Pathways have been playing a vital role in the UK’s response to the pandemic, ensuring urgent help reaches those most in need of support. As a bank we have been doing all we can for our customers, clients and colleagues, and we hope that by partnering with New Pathways and many other charities across the UK, collectively we can ensure that as many people as possible in the communities in which we live and work are supported through this crisis.”

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If you have been affected by sexual violence and you need support, or you would like to find out more information about our services, please contact us by phone (01685 379310), email: enquiries@newpathways.org.uk, or contact us via our website or social media.