HRH THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES COME TOGETHER WITH CELEBRITIES TO RAISE MILLIONS AT BGC CHARITY DAYNow in its ninth year, BGC Partners together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald has raised approximately $89 million to date through its annual Charity DayHRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will visit BGC Partners in Canary Wharf on Wednesday 11 September alongside celebrities from the worlds of film, sport, TV, fashion and music, as the leading global interdealer broker opens its doors for its ninth annual BGC Charity Day. The celebrities will arrive with one purpose, to hit the trading floor phones and raise millions for dozens of charities in the UK and around the world.In commemoration of the 658 employees lost in the World Trade Center attacks, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will join personalities to assist licensed BGC brokers and help conclude multi-million pound trades with BGCâ€™s clients. Celebrity guests include Andre Villas-Boas, Penny Lancaster-Stewart and Rod Stewart, as well as Chris Evans and the legendary David Hasselhoff.BGC Partners, Inc., was formerly part of Cantor Fitzgerald until 2008 and now hosts the BGC Charity Day each year to commemorate colleagues who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. All revenues generated during the course of the day are donated to good causes. To date, BGC Charity Day has raised in excess of $89 million globally.Shaun Lynn, President of BGC Partners, said: "Weâ€™re delighted and honoured that for the ninth year we can bring together our celebrity guests, clients, brokers and volunteers to help raise millions for worthy causes worldwide. With their help weâ€™re creating a positive legacy out of a tragedy and we are both humbled and grateful at the continued support for the day. We hope this year will be a huge success and that we can raise more money than ever.â€Charity Day will take place across BGCâ€™s global offices, including New York, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, SÃ£o Paulo, and Sydney.This yearâ€™s chosen UK charities are: ACE Africa, Breast Cancer Care, Chicks, Elephant Family, Haven House Childrenâ€™s Charity, I CAN, Leuka, Mencap, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Place2Be, Rainbow Trust, Rays of Sunshine Childrenâ€™s Charity, Reverse Rett, Right to Play UK, SkillForce, The Sohana Research Fund, Tommyâ€™s and WellChild.
For live updates on the day, follow @BGCCharityDay and Twitter or join the conversation using #BGCCharityDay. [notice]How you can help:While BGC Charity Day isn't open to the public, you can still help the charities by donating directly to I CAN here, or any of the other charities listed on the BGC Charity Day website.[/notice] Since 2005, Cantor Fitzgerald's and BGC Partnersâ€™ annual Charity Day commemorates those we lost on 9/11 by providing their global revenues on the day to over one hundred charities worldwide, helping turn this tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting.BGC Charity Day brings in celebrities, athletes and politicians alike to man their phones and speak with clients, with all revenue from the day being donated to charities of choice. This year it is being held on September 11. BGC Charity Day takes place at the company's New York office and London office.One of the charities this year is I CAN, the charity that David is supporting. This is a children's communications charity.Â IÂ CANâ€™s mission is to ensure that no child who struggles to communicate is left out or left behind. Their vision is a world where all children and young people who struggle to communicate receive the help they need so that they can have a happy childhood, make progress at school and thrive as adults.Steve Fawcett from KnightCon UK is supplying a KITT car for the event as well.I CAN official websiteBGC Charity Day website
Sources: Twitter, BGC, I CAN