Xperedon Fundraising Tools
Advertisment

ICAP: Charity day

07/12/2011 by Alan Cole in the UK

Famous names flood trading floors for ICAP's charity day

Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster, Lewis Hamilton and The Duchess of Cornwall are among the big names as promised lending a hand today as part of ICAP's amazing charity fundraising event.



As promised the trading for charity event which is seeking to raise more than 12 million pounds for the financial firm's 140 chosen charities is seeing dozens of world famous faces land on its trading floors.

Other stars already lending a hand include actor Bill Nighy who has made an appearance to show his support for charity Facing the World.

HRH Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall was spotted on the 4th floor of ICAP's London office closing a deal for charity.

Scottish Rugby star Gavin Hastings has also been spotted in ICAP's London building to support the fundraising activities. Other celebrities already helping out today include fellow rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio and comedians Jimmy Tarbuck and Al Murray, aka the Pub Landlord.

Actors stepping into the financial world for charity on ICAP's trading floors include Hermione Norris, Dave Morrissey, Elizabeth McGovern, Nathaniel Parker, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley and Rupert Everett. Football legend Terry Venables has also made an appearance in support of charity LAP Research UK.

It's no surprise as the charity event is not a stranger to backing from big names. Last year Princes Charles and William entered the vibrant atmosphere of the trading floors and manned the phones for charity.

ICAP, the world's biggest deal broker for financial institutions has over 60 of its offices participating in the charity event today, which also involves fancy dress activities and a party like atmosphere.

Already a giant alien has been seen at the London trading centre as well as other colourful costumes on display, as part of the charity event which will see 100 per cent of ICAP's daily revenues and commissions going direct to its chosen charities.

This year 16 charities in the UK are set to benefit, including Cure Parkinson's Trust, Fight for Peace and Maggie's Cancer Centres.

Charities from around the world ready to take donations from the fundraising activities include Facing Africa, the Kevin Spacey Foundation, War Child, Women for Women, World Child Cancer, the Make A Wish Foundation, India Summer Camp and the Ashinaga Foundation.

ICAP's CEO Michael Spencer says he is enormously proud of what the company and its partners have achieved since ICAP's charity day was launched in 1993.

He should be - as the event has raised 138 million dollars since then for worthwhile causes, and is promising to add to that total significantly today...


Charity News every weekday
Written and edited in London and Geneva All Xperedon news articles are original and are written by the Xperedon news team. The team is headed in the UK by Alan Cole, an experienced award-winning journalist and copywriter. Alan has previously worked in-house for UK publishers, Pearson Media (Financial Times) and Northcliffe Newspapers, among others, and is an accredited member of the National Union of Journalists, UK.

Send us your Charity News Got Something to Share? Send us your charity news articles

If you have some Charity / Philanthropy / Fundraising news you'd like to share with us, or an RSS feed that you would like us to include on www.giving-news.com, please email us your news articles here and we'll take care of the rest.

Follow us on Twitter
We tweet all Xperedon Charity News and retweet the "best of the rest" all day, every weekday

Join the conversation

Royal Fleet Auxillary (RFA) Lyme Bay will provide humanitarian support in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika.


31/08/2015

Wildlife artist donates proceeds from Cecil painting to non-profit clean water projects in Africa.

Cecil the hunter

28/08/2015

Village Hopecore International receives international backing for its Kenyan maternal and under 5 health programmes, with the aid of open source online community platform.

HopeCore

28/08/2015

Charities call for better measures to protect English waterways from pollution.

Water canal

28/08/2015

Eight recipients of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy have been announced by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


27/08/2015

Thousands of people in South Sudan stranded without humanitarian assistance for months have received emergency food aid.

South Sudan

27/08/2015

Greenpeace welcomes ruling by international tribunal that supports its 'Arctic 30' crew, following their protest at sea against Arctic oil drilling.

Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise

26/08/2015

Medical charity appeals for aid as it treats victims of suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria, following spate of bombardments leading to civilian casualties.

SAMS hospital

26/08/2015

A national education campaign has been launched in South Sudan, helping child soldiers and other child victims of the conflict.

Back to school

26/08/2015

UN condemns destruction of ancient site in Syria, as groups continue to highlight war crimes and appeal for the international community to do more to heal the conflict.

Palmyra

25/08/2015

Green charities point to study that shows banned pesticide harms honey bees, meanwhile petition reaches half a million to stop use of neonicotinoids.


24/08/2015

Improved reporting of spending on charitable causes could improve the profile of many charities, a new report suggests.

Charity Commission

21/08/2015

Non-profit promoting diving safety supports two scuba divers during their record attempt across the Strait of Messina.


21/08/2015

Strummerville, the charity set up in memory of the musician Joe Strummer, has announced a new fundraising album on the anniversary of the singer’s birthday.


21/08/2015

Humanitarian non-profit receives $20 million donation to support Syrian relief projects.


21/08/2015

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has received nearly $7 million in funds courtesy of Movember Foundation fundraising.

Movember

21/08/2015

Subscribe to the Weekly Newsletter

Receive a weekly round up of News from Xperedon, delivered to your inbox.

   
 
 
   

Village Hopecore International receives international backing for its Kenyan maternal and under 5 health programmes, with the aid of open source online community platform.

HopeCore

28/08/2015

A national education campaign has been launched in South Sudan, helping child soldiers and other child victims of the conflict.

Back to school

26/08/2015

International teacher learning network set to expand programs with the aid of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Foundation news.

20/08/2015

Non-profits are supporting innovations in space exploration via CubeSat technology.


11/08/2015

The credit-card sized Raspberry Pi has scooped the Judges Special Tech4Good Award for 2015.

Keyboard

17/07/2015

The Big Lottery Fund is matching cash from the European Social Fund for projects across England that combat poverty and promote social inclusion.

Donations

24/06/2015

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the launch of a program to save the lives and work of artists who face persecution in their home countries.

Philanthropy

01/06/2015

Millions of meals raised for US Feeding America foodbanks by education fraternities...

Food cans

20/05/2015

Charities call for better measures to protect English waterways from pollution.

Water canal

28/08/2015

Urgent action needed to arrest largely human-made climate change, say top UK scientific and academic organisations.

Cumbria

24/07/2015

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has shared $15 million in grants with over 20 major environmental organisations around the globe.

Elephant-IFAW

17/07/2015

Green orgs and campaigners receive boost as Ban Ki-moon says combating climate change makes economic as well as environmental sense.

Wind farm

30/06/2015

Support and scale up ecological farming says environmental organisation.

English farmland

22/05/2015

100 UK voluntary organisations join forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment.

Robin bird

14/05/2015

Goldman Environmental Prize honours recipients from Kenya, Myanmar, Scotland, Haiti, Canada, and Honduras.

Rock pool

22/04/2015

Pro renewable and environmental groups are celebrating new statistics showing the substantial growth of renewable energy in the UK.

Wind farm

26/03/2015

Village Hopecore International receives international backing for its Kenyan maternal and under 5 health programmes, with the aid of open source online community platform.

HopeCore

28/08/2015

An online campaign demanding a Zimbabwe ban on permits for trophy hunters has reached one million signatures.

Cecil the lion

07/08/2015

Carers emotional resilience improved “significantly” after taking part in a volunteer mentoring project run by TimeBank, the national volunteering charity, and Carers UK.

TimeBank

19/03/2015

Craig Newmark has marked the 4th anniversary of his craigconnects initiative that has helped raise more than $7.5 million for charity.

Online giving

13/03/2015

A charity-backed online petition calling on Prince William to support a campaign to end dolphin drives at Taiji in Japan, has reached 100,000 signatures.

Dolphin campaigners

29/01/2015

US research into the annual Giving Tuesday fundraising event shows the charity initiative has taken off online.

Fishing-planet

28/01/2015

Following data showing a surge in online giving in the latter part of 2014, tech specialists are urging charities to make use of smart fundraising technology.

Online

30/12/2014

Charities could take advantage of increased donations online this Christmas by focusing on user-friendly websites and secure online donation processing, suggests a festive fundraising report.


17/12/2014