Celebrities turn Traders for ICAP Charity Day 2012
On 5th December ICAP, the world's leading interdealer broker held its 20th Charity Day. The Charity Day was initially set up by ICAP to make a significant difference to charities by donating all of the revenue and commissions made on one day each year.
This year the day made a whopping £11 million, bringing the cumulative total raised since 1993 to more than £100 million. Over 63 offices worldwide take part in the initiative.
The Lord Mayor's Appeal 2012 ‘Fit for the Future’ was fortunate to be chosen as one of the great causes being supported by ICAP this year. Barts and The London Charity on behalf of the Trauma Unit at The Royal London Hospital is the main beneficiary of the Appeal, with the money raised on the ICAP Charity Day funding innovative research into trauma outcomes. This fascinating project will investigate new treatments for a blood clotting disorder affecting 1 in 4 major trauma patients who are then four times more likely to die. The world-leading study could save countless lives both here in the UK and globally for years to come.
Michael Spencer, Group Chief Executive Officer of ICAP, said: “We’re enormously proud, especially in this difficult economic climate, to have been able to raise £11 million in this, our 20th ICAP Charity Day, reaching a total of more than £100 million. This momentous milestone would not have been possible without the incredible and ongoing support of our customers, employees and suppliers and has benefited hundreds of charities around the world.”
The star studded day saw over 150 celebrities through the ICAP doors, all eager to promote their charities and encourage deals to be closed on the phones. We rubbed shoulders with the likes of Mo Farah, Bill Nighy, Jimmy Carr and Lawrence Dallaglio. The Lord Mayor’s Appeal were delighted to be represented on the day by its supporters Jon, Peter and Dan Snow, Quin’s Nick Easter, Spur’s Ledley King, and winner of The Voice Leanne Mitchell. David Wootton, The Lord Mayor 2011-2012 also attended to promote the vital work of his appeal.
Quin’s legend Nick Easter commented: "I've had an entertaining time here today. It's great to have a bit of fun with the traders and close a few deals, all in aid of charity, which is so important. It's such a good idea and I'm pleased to have been part of the day."
Congratulations to ICAP on their triumphant 20th Charity Day. The Lord Mayor’s Appeal team felt very proud to be part of this fantastic event. We are extremely grateful for the very generous donation which will have an enormous impact on the important work being carried out at the Royal London Hospital.
To find out more about this year’s event click here www.icapcharityday.com