Sojo also creates space for discussion around sustainable fashion “What I needed was a really easy and hassle-free way for me to get my clothes altered and repaired – that’s when Sojo was born.” Sojo’s mission is to give clothes a second chance to keep them out of landfill for longer. Sojo made the 2020
Mayor takes to trading floor at BGC Charity Day 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.
Cosi Care eczema relief – 2019 Creative Industries winner
Lauren Bell, 2019 Creative Industries Award winner, Cosi Care “When I entered the competition, I was a designer. Now I am an entrepreneur.” Lauren Bell, used her experiences with chronic eczema to create Cosi Care – a line of products to relieve the symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions. Designed with children in mind,
Fighting electronic waste – 2018 Tech finalist
Re-inventing the circuit board for the circular economy Tech Finalist at the 2018 awards, Jiva made it through to the finals with their key product Soluboard. Soluboard is designed to be a replacement for the plastic base of circuit boards used in all our electronics. The boards are made with natural fibres and a number