On Monday 11th September, BGC raised $5 million through its global network of offices on its highly successful Second Annual Global Charity Day held on Monday, 11 September 2006. The total raised by BGC brokers worldwide surpasses last year’s figure of $4 million and generates an extra $1 million towards BGC’s nominated charities.

2006 Charity Day London

Hosted in Canary Wharf, celebrities from stage, screen and sport joined HRH the Princess Royal to support the fundraising efforts. Staff and celebrities were joined by children from the various charities that were being supported on the day. The highlight for many of the children was participating in a cricket clinic with Australian and English giants Shane Warne and Freddie Flintoff, which took place in Canada Square Park in the heart of Canary Wharf. The London event, held at BGC’s global headquarters at Canary Wharf, was supported by: Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal; Countess Mountbatten of Burma; Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank England and a long list of celebrities from the worlds of sport, television and film, including rugby World Cup winning captain, Martin Johnson, international cricket icons Shane Warne and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, and newly crowned three-day event World Champion, Zara Phillips.

2006 Charity Day New York

In New York, BGC was supported by former New York Giants players Billy Ard, Harry Carson, and Phil Simms, alongside New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, basketball coach Rick Pitino, and supermodel Petra Nemcova.