Celebrities hit the BGC Trading Floor to raise millions for charities

On September 11th, dozens of celebrities from the world of film, sport, TV, fashion and music will arrive at BGC’s offices in Canary Wharf, for its 11th annual Charity Day. 

BuntingBGC Partners, Inc. will be raising millions for charities - including the NSPCC - by asking celebrities to conduct trades alongside licensed BGC brokers. 

100% of the revenues generated on Charity Day are donated to worthwhile causes. 

BGC’s Charity Day commemorates the 658 Cantor and 64 Eurobrokers employees lost in the World Trade Center attacks. BGC is pleased to announce that this year Samuel L. Jackson, Rio Ferdinand, Tom Hardy, Tamara Ecclestone, Jamie Oliver, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Ross and Lisa Snowdon are just some of the popular celebrities visiting BGC’s Canary Wharf office and helping raise money for dozens of worthwhile causes.

"After celebrating our 10th year of BGC Charity Day last year where the amount we raised took our total to over $113 million donated to a range of charities, our focus remains the same – to raise as much money as we can for these worthy causes worldwide"
Shaun Lynn / President of BGC Partners

Shaun Lynn, President of BGC Partners said:
“September 11th is an important day for everyone involved and the support we receive is incredible. As always, we’d like to say a huge thank you to our clients for their continued support.”

Charity Day will take place across a number of BGC’s offices alongside London, including New York, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, São Paulo and Sydney.

This year’s participating charities in the UK include: 5 Star Active, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Bowel Cancer UK, Breast Cancer Care, British Heart Foundation, Caudwell Children, Centrepoint, The Children's Trust, Elephant Family, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Haven House Children’s Hospice, ICM Brain & Spine Institute, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, The Kevin Pietersen Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mencap, Muscular Dystrophy UK, NSPCC, One For The Boys, School of Hard Knocks, Sightsavers, Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation, SMA Trust, and the Stroke Association.

To date, BGC together with its affiliates and Cantor Fitzgerald, has raised more than $113 million globally through its Charity Days.