Duke and Duchess of Cambridge teaming up with SportsAid at ICAP annual Charity Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining SportsAid alumni, ambassadors and current athletes to help raise money for the charity by ‘closing deals’ on ICAP’s broking floors in London tomorrow (9 December).
08 December, 2015
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining SportsAid alumni, ambassadors and current athletes to help raise money for the charity by ‘closing deals’ on ICAP’s broking floors in London tomorrow (9 December). 

ICAP, a leading markets operator matching buyers and sellers in wholesale markets, has run an annual Charity Day for the last 22 years where it donates a day’s revenue and commissions to a selection of charities. 

To mark this year's Charity Day, The Duchess, Patron of SportsAid, will be taken on a tour of the ICAP offices with The Duke where they will meet ICAP brokers trading a range of asset classes. 

Under the guidance of the brokers, The Duke and Duchess will speak to a small number of ICAP clients to 'close' deals over the telephone.

SportsAid is one of 13 UK charities, including Place2Be, of which the Duchess is also Patron, and SkillForce, of which the Duke is Patron, chosen this year to benefit from the funds generated. 

The event raises money for 200 charities globally each year. In 2014, Charity Day raised £8 million taking ICAP’s entire fundraising total over £120 million since its inception in 1993. More than 60 ICAP offices take part worldwide annually.   

During their time at ICAP Charity Day, The Duke and Duchess will meet representatives from SportsAid, including a number of its alumni, ambassadors and current athletes, who will also be ‘closing deals’ as they look to support Britain’s future OIympic and Paralympic hopefuls. 

Here is a list of the alumni and ambassadors who will be there....

  • Ade Adepitan
  • Mark Foster
  • Duncan Goodhew
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson
  • Sally Gunnell
  • Hayley McQueen
  • Zac Purchase
  • Paula Radcliffe
  • Kelly Sotherton
  • Leon Taylor
  • Laura Wright 

The athletes due to be in attendance include heptathlete and high jumper Morgan Lake, who won SportsAid’s 2014 One-to-Watch Award, diver Kyle Kothari, hurdler Shona Richards, footballer Anna Patten, wheelchair basketball player Jack Perry, swimmer Constance Dean, rower Luke Towers and wheelchair racer Toby Gold.  

Tim Lawler, SportsAid’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted and honoured to be part of ICAP’s Charity Day this year. It is a fantastic initiative that has the potential to make a huge difference to SportsAid and the young athletes we work with. It will be a brilliant platform from which we can jump into our 40th anniversary celebrations next year.”

Make sure to keep up-to-date with SportsAid’s updates from the ICAP Charity Day by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We will be using the hashtag #ICAPCharityDay throughout. To find out more, please visit the ICAP Charity Day website.

 

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