World famous artist Dizzee Rascal made a surprise visit to Bygrove Primary School in Poplar today to volunteer and support food relief efforts for the local community. Dizzee spent the morning packing food parcels and serving meals to children and families. The parcels contained enough food to make five meals for a family of four,
Mayor of London joins Mayflower Primary at GFI Charity Day
On Monday 11 September, we went over to GFI’s offices in Liverpool Street as part of their annual charity day. Joining us were Count on Us Maths Challenge winners Mayflower Primary School from Poplar, and our Patron, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
Every year on Charity Day, Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC Partners and GFI, honour colleagues who perished on 9/11 by distributing 100% of global revenues to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. Grants are then individually distributed to hundreds of charities worldwide.
The Mayor and Mayflower pupils were invited to mingle with staff on the trading floor and take part in real stock trades over the phone – some of which were very successful indeed!
Mayflower Primary also spent quality time with GFI brokers and the senior management team and they received valuable insights into career prospects and opportunities within the industry.
To cap it all off, they then sat down with the Mayor to demonstrate their amazing (and super-quick!) maths skills in a fun game of 24® puzzles.
Thank you to GFI for their support and hosting us for the day.
Introducing Digital Digest
New research by the Food Foundation has shown that during the Coronavirus crisis, more than 200,000 children are skipping meals because families don’t have enough food during the lockdown. In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children in London aged 16 or under were living in food insecurity. Of these, only 196,000 qualify
Launching our emergency Covid-19 appeal
Covid-19 has increased the number of children and young people in London at risk of ‘food insecurity’ – this means those who cannot guarantee sufficient quality or quantity of food. In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children aged 16 or under were in food insecurity. Of these, only 196,000 will qualify for