Celebrities Descend on The City to Raise Money for Lowe Syndrome Trust
This is the first year in which the Trust – a small UK charity which funds research into the rare, incurable childhood disease, Lowe Syndrome – has been chosen to take part in such a day.
Joining the Lowe Syndrome Trust’s founder and chair, Lorraine Thomas, will be Jonathan Ross (the charity’s Trustee), Rod and Penny Lancaster Stewart (a Trust Patron), Tony Hadley (Patron), Lisa Voice (Patron) and former England rugby player Andrew Gomarsall.
Past celebrities to attend ICAP Charity Days around the world include HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince Harry, Daniel Craig, David Tennant, Elton John, Bill Clinton, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, Laurence Dallagio, Jamie Oliver, Kevin Spacey, Frank Lampard, Denzel Washington and Geri Halliwell, among many others.
On this day, ICAP - the world’s largest inter-dealer broker - gives away its revenues and commissions to the select charities. Last year £12.1 million was raised globally, £5.4 million of it in the London office where The Lowe Syndrome Trust will this year be a beneficiary. ICAP is also organising an on-line auction for each charity to help boost the fundraising efforts.
Trust chair Lorraine Thomas said: “We’re very grateful to the ICAP charity selection committee for choosing Lowe Syndrome Trust as one of its charities this year, and I also want to thank Jonathan Ross, Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster Stewart, Tony Hadley, Lisa voice and Andrew Gommershall for giving up their time in our support. We’re getting ever closer to finding a cure to Lowe Syndrome and a great day like this can make all the difference to our researchers.”
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Lorraine Thomas, chair
Tel: 020 7794 8858 / 07958 444020
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Lorraine Thomas (L) and Penny Lancaster, wife of Rod Stewart, at BGC Partners, London
Lowe Syndrome Trust founder Lorraine Thomas with long-term patron Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet at BGC Partners