ICAP the global interdeailer broker, holds an annual charity day every year in the lead up to Christmas, with 100% of the revenues and commissions ICAP generates globally will be donated to more than 100 charities worldwide.
The 26th annual global charity day was held last Wednesday, December 5, with ICAP’s Sydney team taking part. As part of the fun, a bunch of celebrities went into the ICAP’s Sydney office to answer calls on the trading desk and help close deals, which means you could have ended up speaking to sportstars Anthony Minichiello, Phil Kearns, Kurt Fearnely and Adam Goodes, models Samantha Harris and Kris Smith, or journalists Peter Overton and Mark Beretta, singer-songwriter Casey Burgess, among around two-dozen people helping out on the day.
While this year’s global figure of £4.5 million (around $AU8 million), was slightly down on 2017’s £4.7 million, it takes the total raised since 1993 to £145 million, which has helped 2,300 charities worldwide in that time.
In Australia the funds went to the likes of the Children’s Cancer Institute, Ronald McDonald House, the Special Olympics and Goodes’ indigenous education charity, GO Foundation.
ICAP Australia CEO Colin Gilbert said that after 26 years, he loved the passion and enthusiasm the team brought to the day.
“We have staff who have been here for the 26 years and grads who started a week ago all pulling together to make the day the event that it is,” he said.
“The lengths some of our staff will go to is quite unique, one broker last year literally put his body(hair) on the line and had his chest waxed. All in the name of charity, it was too painful to watch!”
TP ICAP Group CEO Nicolas Breteau said the theme for this year’s efforts was social mobility, with an emphasis on education and training, and assisting disadvantaged children.y.
“Each of the charities we are supporting have incredible and unique stories, and I am delighted to be working with so many this year,” he said
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