Look out for Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hardy or Lindsay Lohan in Canary Wharf, as they will be making their way to Barclays HQ for the BGC Charity Day .
They will be among a huge list of celebrities trying out their trade floor skills with the aim to raise as much money as possible for various charities as a way to honour victims of the terror attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001.
Every year, BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald commemorate the 658 Cantor and 61 Eurobrokers employees who died in the attack by distributing 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and charities around the world.
Since its inception, Charity Day - which is held in London and New York - has raised approximately £73million globally and at last year’s charity day on Thursday, September 11, more than £7million was raised.
BGC Partners chairman and chief executive officer Howard W. Lutnick said: “Every year on Charity Day we support many worthwhile charities around the world, turning a tragic anniversary into a positive and uplifting day.
“I’d like to thank everyone who supports our Charity Day including our clients, partners and employees, for their continued generosity for which we are immensely grateful."