BGC Partners Raise £2.2 Million on First Global Charity Day
LONDON UK, NEW YORK, SINGAPORE, SYDNEY – September 16, 2005 – BGC Partners, L.P., a leading provider of brokerage services to wholesale fixed income, interest rate, foreign exchange and derivative markets worldwide, announced today that it raised over £2.2 million on its first ever Global Charity Day held on Monday, 12 September 2005.
In London this significant achievement was supported through the encouragement and attendance of numerous celebrities, including Cherie Blair, Lucy Alexander, Rory Bremner, Lawrence Dallaglio, Mick Fitzgerald, Eddie Jordan, Gary Lineker, Tony McCoy, Barry McGuigan and Zara Philips, whilst in New York several sports stars including former football legends Harry Carson from the New York Giants, Boomer Esiason from the New York Jets and baseball superstar Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees were present.
Prior to the event itself, BGC pledged that 100% of revenues would be donated to a number of charities including CLIC Sargent, which supports children suffering from leukaemia or cancer; charities chosen by clients; and the Cantor Foundation.
Lee Amaitis, Chairman and CE O of BGC Partners, commented: “The camaraderie shown by our staff, clients and honored guests was tremendous, and I wish to thank everyone for a sterling effort in the aid of many worthy causes. We are delighted with the commitment and support of everyone involved and look forward to seeing the benefit that the funds raised will bring to CLIC Sargent and other selected charities.”
Suzi Usiskin, Head of Partnership Development at CLIC Sargent, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the BGC Charity Day and wish to thank everyone involved for their remarkable efforts. The money raised in a single day is outstanding and we will be putting it towards the London Home from Home Appeal at the Middlesex Hospital.”
Also included in the pledge were donations to charities supported by Australian cricket legend Shane Warne and England Ashes hero Kevin Pietersen, who visited the offices of BGC Partners on Wednesday 8th September to launch the event, one day before the final Ashes Test. # # #
Also included in the pledge were donations to charities supported by Australian cricket legend Shane Warne and England Ashes hero Kevin Pietersen, who visited the offices of BGC Partners on Wednesday 8th September to launch the event, one day before the final Ashes Test.
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About BGC Partners, L.P.
BGC Partners is a worldwide brokerage firm operating in the global fixed income markets, providing expert brokerage services for the world’s wholesale market participants. BGC Partners, named after fixed income brokerage innovator, B. Gerald Cantor, offers an array of voice and electronic brokerage services including price quotes and execution for a wide variety of fixed income and other wholesale products. With a concentration on building relationships and providing superior customer service and execution, BGC operates within the wholesale voice brokerage market with tried and tested strengths, based on 30 years of brokerage experience and a strong relationship with eSpeed Inc., the leading electronic trading technology provider in the industry. BGC is headquartered in London, and has offices in New York, Milan, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Geneva. For more information, please see www.bgcpartners.com.
About CLIC Sargent
CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children merged in January 2005 to become the UK's leading children's cancer charity. CLIC Sargent wants to see a world where all children and young people with cancer live life to the full. CLIC Sargent is there for each family, caring every step of the way, providing individual support to children and young people with cancer or leukaemia and their families through its specialist care as well as funding both clinical and social research projects throughout the UK. For more information, please see www.clicsargent.org.uk.
About the Cantor Foundation
The Cantor Foundation was created in 2003 to enable the Cantor Fitzgerald group of companies to raise money on behalf of charities in addition to its own Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and the Euro Brokers Relief Fund.
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