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Article from section published on September 16, 2010

BGC Partners Charity Day 2010

We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the twenty six charities supported at the BGC Partners Charity Day 2010.

BGC was the largest corporate victim on the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks – then known as Canto Fitzgerald they lost 658 employees. Each year BGC now holds their Charity Day in commemoration of the victims of 9/11 and give their trading profits from the day around the globe to the chosen charities. In 2009 over $10 million was raised.

London is the biggest of the charity days and there was an amazing turnout from the charities and the Celebrity Ambassadors supporting them. Beneficiaries from the charities were entertained with an Enchanted Garden theme with a face painter, Unicorn and other animals there to look at. Each child was given a goodie bag to go home with.

We were delighted to be supported on the day by:
Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.

The actor Robert Hardy CBE, well known for All Creatures Great and Small, Winston Churchill and the Harry Potter films.

The inspiration that is Major Phil Packer MBE, the British soldier partially paralysed in Iraq and now award winning charity fundraiser.

Film directors Paul Andrew Williams, an accomplished British film maker of the award winning London to Brighton and son and grandson of the navy
John Hough director of both classic horror movies and family classics such as Escape from and Return to Witch Mountain

Mike Perham – the youngest person to sail solo around the world at an astonishing 17 years and 164 days in 2009.

We thank them all for their support and offer huge thanks to BGC Partners for supporting us in such an amazing way.

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