20 September 2018
ParalympicsGB join BGC Charity Day
BGC Charity Day 2018
Paralympic skiing champion, Menna Fitzpatrick says the nerves of the trading floor were almost as intense as the slopes as the world of sport and finance came together on September 11 for the BGC Charity Day.
The BGC Charity Day commemorates the 658 colleagues and the 61 Eurobrokers employees who died on September 11 2001 by donating 100% of the revenue generated at the annual event to charities around the world.
Menna Fitzpatrick hits the phones
This year, for the first time, ParalympicsGB was one of the charities chosen as a recipient of the funds. City traders got to rub shoulders with Paralympic champions as athlete ambassadors hit the trading floor in London.
Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jennifer Kehoe were joined by Paralympic cycling champion Jody Cundy and presenter Clare Balding to represent ParalympicsGB.
“I did a trade on the phone and I was so nervous,” said Fitzpatrick. “But it was really cool and great to learn about how it all works.
“ParalympicsGB has helped us on our journey and the funds raised today will mean that we are able to compete at the highest level without any distractions so it’s great to be here.”