Celebrities and patients join BGC Partners trading day to help beat blood cancers
Celebrities and patients attended the BGC Partners worldwide charity day on Monday 13 September 2010, held in memory of employees lost in the World Trade Centre attacks on September 11 2001.
This was the sixth Annual Charity Day held by BGC, one of the world's leading inter-dealer brokers, with the all profits for the day from offices in London, New York, Brazil, Paris, Singapore and other offices worldwide going to charity. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research was one of 25 UK charities to benefit from the fundraiser.
BGC lost 658 employees when the twin towers collapsed. The charity day saw a host of celebrities visit BCG trading floor in Canary Wharf to meet traders and close sales.
Ex-England midfielder Geoff Thomas and former Crystal Palace footballer and BBC commentator Mark Bright attended the BGC charity day to represent Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Geoff, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in 2003, set up the Geoff Thomas Foundation, which is working with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Patients with blood cancers, including 7-year-old Bradley Smith and 21-year-old Daisy Turner and haematologist Professor David Grimwade from King’s College London also supported Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research at the event
Kate White, Fundraising Director for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said: “We like to say a big thank you to BGC and all its staff. The money raised will help Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research find better treatments and cures for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma."
For more information about the BGC Charity Day click here.