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BGC PARTNERS GLOBALLY RAISES IN EXCESS OF $10 MILLION ON SIXTH ANNUAL CHARITY DAY
London, New York, (September 14, 2010)- BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP), one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers, announced that the Company and its affiliates globally raised in excess of $10 million for charity on its sixth annual Charity Day held on Monday, September 13, 2010. Every year on September 11, BGC donates its global revenues to charity in commemoration of those lost in the World Trade Center attacks.
In London, personalities including Jonathan Ross, Penny Lancaster, Boris Johnson, Nicola Roberts, David Coulthard, Honor Blackman, Johnny Vaughan, Lisa Snowden, Gordon Ramsay and Amanda Holden joined brokers to conduct transactions with BGC’s clients.
In New York, celebrity guests included athletes Eli Manning, Boomer Esiason, Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Ike Davis, Sean Avery, Rod Gilbert, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, actors Steve Buscemi, Hillary Duff, Mark Ruffalo, Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Sirico, and Jamie Lynn Sigler, Miss USA Rima Fakih, television anchors Liz Claman, Megyn Kelly, and many others.
Elsewhere around the world BGC was joined by a number of celebrities in many of its global offices including Paris, Singapore and Sydney.
Shaun Lynn, President of BGC Partners, said: “It has been a truly fantastic day and I thank everyone at BGC Partners for making it such a success. The energy and generosity of our celebrity guests, clients, staff and volunteers have been remarkable and, as a direct result, millions will be going to a number of very deserving causes.”
Revenues from the day will be donated to approximately 75 charities around the world.
In the UK these are: Barnardo’s, Bone Cancer Research Trust, Breast Cancer Campaign, Capital FM’s Help a London Child, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Honey Pot, Hope and Homes for Children, Leukaemia Research, Lowe Syndrome Trust, Marina Dalglish Appeal, Mayor’s Fund for London, Msizi Africa, Multiple Sclerosis, Paul Hunter Foundation, Prostate Cancer Charity, Restless Development, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund, Scope, Seve Ballesteros, Sparks, St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation, Starlight, Teenage Cancer Trust, The Children’s Trust, Tommy’s, Variety Club.
In the US the charities include: Baby Buggy, Bone Marrow Foundation, Boomer Esiason Foundation, Building Homes for Heroes, Childhelp, Eli Manning Foundation, The Felix Organization, Foundation for Sight and Sound, Friends of the Fighting 69th, Garden of Dreams, Harlem RBI, Jubilee Center, Level the Field, Mercy Center, Solving Kids Cancer, Team KJ, Tuesday’s Children, Wounded Warrior Project, 52nd Street Project.
Charities supported by BGC’s offices around the world include Tenis Para Todo, Abracar, Centro de Convivencia Infantil, Les P’tits Cracks, La Licorne, Liya Kedebe Foundation, Smiling Children Foundation,Tohum Autism Foundation, Hope and Homes for Children, Boy’s Town, Beyond Social Services, Child Rights and You, India, Children are Us Foundation, Children Cancer Foundation, Duang Prateep Foundation, Seeing is Believing, Singapore Association of the visually handicapped, Christina Noble Foundation, Chi Heng Foundation, International Case Ministries, The Orphanage Trust, Futaba Infant Home, St. Joseph Home, Community Chest of Korea, Australia Childhood Foundation, Bear Cottage, The Central Coast Bear, NSW Cystic Fibrosis, First Foundation New Zealand.