BGC Partners hosted its first ever global charity day on September 12 2005, raising an incredible £2.2 million for a variety of good causes around the world. To promote the day further, various celebrities including Rory Bremner, Gary Lineker, Lawrence Dallaglio, Zara Philips, Barry McGuigan and Eddie Jordan were present at BGC’s offices to help man a number of phones on the BGC trading floor, speaking with both staff and clients.