11 Sep 2017
Our patron Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, and pupils from Mayflower Primary School joined dozens of personalities from the world of film, sport, TV, fashion and music at BGC’s offices in Canary Wharf today, for its 13th annual Charity Day.
BGC Partners, Inc. raises millions for charities in the UK and around the world by asking personalities to conduct trades alongside licensed BGC brokers in support of their respective charities.
Mayflower Primary and the Mayor had a great time meeting the traders and spending time on the phones to broker some fantastic deals. Following on from particpating in our Count on Us Maths Challenge earlier this year, the pupils were truly fascinated to learn the ins and outs of business deals and witness the dynamic atmosphere on the trading floor.
Proceeds from this year’s BGC Charity Day will support our Kitchen Social holiday provision programme to provide free meals and activities for over 500,000 children who struggle for food during the school holidays.
Other personalities taking to the trading floor to help raise money for dozens of worthwhile causes include: Mary Berry, Fearne Cotton, Eric Dier, Sir Alex Ferguson, Rita Ora, Holly Willoughby, Dame Kelly Holmes, Rio Ferdinand, Sadiq Khan, Elizabeth Hurley, Alesha Dixon and Ellie Goulding.
BGC’s Charity Day commemorates the 658 Cantor and 61 Eurobrokers employees who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. 100% of the revenues generated on the day are donated to worthwhile causes and to date BGC together with its affiliates and Cantor Fitzgerald, has raised more than $125 million globally through its annual Charity Days.
Charity Day 2017 takes place across a number of BGC and its group of companies’ international offices including New York, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, São Paulo and Sydney.