Sunday 25 June 2017

Celebs on trading floor for charity

Nicola Roberts on the trading floor during the BGC Partner's 6th Annual Charity Day
Nicola Roberts on the trading floor during the BGC Partner's 6th Annual Charity Day

Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts was one of a host of familiar faces from the world of music, TV and sport who hit the phones at a London brokers to raise money for 26 different charities.

Also among the celebrities trading places with staff at financial firm BGC Partners in Canary Wharf, London, were Jonathan Ross, London mayor Boris Johnson and model Penny Lancaster.

Penny, the wife of rocker Rod Stewart, said: "The buzz on the trading floor was amazing. I was honoured to be involved in the BGC Charity Day to help raise money for my chosen charity, the Lowe Syndrome Trust. I even got to close a deal of turnover £25 million, which was an incredibly exciting moment.

"It's fantastic to think everyone at BGC Partners has given up their time for free and to be generous enough to give the day's revenues to charity."

The firm holds a charity day every year in memory of the 658 employees of its affiliate firm Cantor Fitzgerald who died in the attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11.

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