Marie Curie celebs trade places to raise vital funds

What happens when you put a host of celebrities in a hi-tech room with hundreds of commodity, foreign exchange and bond traders? Well, it’s the princely sum of £7.3 million in funds raised for charities across the world! 

On 11 September every year, BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald commemorate employees who perished on 11 September 2001 by distributing 100% of global revenues to dozens of charities around the world. This year, Marie Curie was delighted to be one of the charities benefiting from the day.

We were joined on the trading floor by Jim Carter, actor and star of ITV’s Downton Abbey; Shaznay, Natalie and Nicole from the girl-band All Saints; and Chris Kamara, former footballer and presenter on Sky Sports.

Each of our celebrity traders hit the floor running, as they racked up a number of big money deals on the phones. Currency was the busiest area of the day – with over £20 million being traded on one phone call!

With plenty of famous faces floating around the trading floor, there were lots of opportunities to grab a selfie or two, and a few traders even managed to get a personalised message recorded.

Take a look at some of the great pictures from the day below. A big thank you to BGC Partners for inviting us along – we’re already looking forward to raising more money in 2015. 

BGS charity day