Today, on 11th September, The Countess of Wessex as President of Brainwave, attended a Charity Trading Day at BGC Partners. HRH was invited to broker deals by telephone before meeting Brainwave representatives and beneficiaries. Brainwave is a charity helping children with disabilities to achieve greater independence & Sophie took part in BGC Charity Day as Brainwave President also a year ago.
|photo @BGCCharityDay shared via Twitter|
Every year, BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate the 658 Cantor and the 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished on September 11, 2001 by distributing 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world.
|photo Brainwave, shared via Instagram – HRH with Kush|
Each anniversary is a poignant occasion for them. “Charity Day is our way of turning a tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting by helping others“. The event is now in its 14th year and since its inception has raised approximately $147 million (£113 million) globally. For full list of the charities that will benefit from this year’s event, click here. If you’d like to make a donation, click here.
|photo Brainwave, shared via Instagram|
This year, The Countess was joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Jimmy Carr, Alex Lentati, Olly Murs, Claudia Winkleman and former Duchess of York – Sarah Ferguson, amongst many others. During the event The Countess met some of the children supported by the charities that will be benefiting from the event, including Joseph of Julia’s House, who invited HRH for a game of table tennis. Video here.
|photo Brainwave, shared via Instagram – HRH with Lorenzo|
For Daily Mail article, click here. Hello article can be found here; article & a gallery by an Evening Standard is here. And one more article by The Argus is here. Royal Family & Tim Rookie posted pics to Twitter as well.
Outfit & jewellery:
Turtleneck knitted top by Victoria Beckham.
A-line knitted skirt by Victoria Beckham.
Heavenly Necklaces pearl drop earrings.
BOY·FRIEND Watch by Chanel in Medium version, BEIGE GOLD and alligator strap.
New clutch bag, Eric Javits Devi Clutch in Peanut/Mix.
Jimmy Choo Romy 100 velvet pumps in Ballet Pink