David Gandy, Alexandra Burke, Other Top Celebrities Hit Trading Floor At BGC In Aid Of 9/11 Victims

by Azeezat Fadekemi Sulaiman

 

A host of celebrities including Sir Alex Ferguson, Samuel L. Jackson and Jonathan Ross turned stock brokers for one day only at BGC in remembrance of victims of the September 11 attacks on the twin towers in the US over 12 years ago.

BGC have marked the event annually on the same date since it first happened in honour of over 658 employees who died in the attack on the twin towers by Al Qaeda terrorists in 2001 killing thousands.

The company marks the event by donating all commissions and revenue on the day, dubbed the BGC Charity Day, to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund as well as countless other charities worldwide.

At the company’s London Office, actor Samuel L. Jackson said he was both scared and excited to be trading live on the markets, while Rufus Sewell thanked the company for organising the event to raise money in aid of charity.

Since the start of the charity day, BGC have raised approximately $101 million globally.

Alexander Burke. Photo: Michael Tubes

Alexander Burke. Photo: Michael Tubes

Sir Chris Hoy gets stuck in brokering deals on the foreign exchange floor at the BGC London Office on Thursday. Photo: Michael Tubes

Sir Chris Hoy gets stuck in brokering deals on the foreign exchange floor at the BGC London Office on Thursday. Photo: Michael Tubes

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David Gandy. Photo: Michael Tubes

David Gandy. Photo: Michael Tubes

Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell

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Photo: Michael Tubes

Photo: Michael Tubes

Samuel L. Jackson gets stuck in at the BGC annual charity event in London. Photo: Michael Tubes

Samuel L. Jackson gets stuck in at the BGC annual charity event in London. Photo: Michael Tubes

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Sir Alex Ferguson. Photo: Photo: Michael Tubes

Sir Alex Ferguson. Photo: Photo: Michael Tubes

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. christine blatchley
    Sep 14, 2014 - 12:13 PM

    wow !. what a generous show of support for the united states from the uk . . we live in a global world now by the power of social media and technology . . .acts like these generous acts will ultimately bring us all in this world closer together and take us one step closer to becoming a world where peace and freedom reign globally . . a job well done . .many thanks to all of you !

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