ICAP Charity Day has made such a big impact on the charities they support around the world. Giving away one day's revenue and commissions every year has enabled them to fund entire projects – such as providing 207,179 people in Malawi with clean, safe solar lights; funding research studies to protect global fish stocks and sustain marine conservation; providing 5,100 free cataract surgeries to the rural population of Buxar in India; enabling people with Down’s syndrome to overcome the barriers to gain employment and launching a pan-European ‘hotline’ 116 000 – the first emergency number of its kind dedicated to finding missing people.
To date, ICAP have supported more than 2,300 projects worldwide.
A donation from ICAP Charity Day will fund eight additional PALS Programme Residential courses. Each course takes part in three stages, and will have up to six veterans, their dog and the specialist dog trainer, and are designed to provide the foundations of dog training, develop the veteran’s confidence and foster the bond between the veteran and their dog.
Ambassador Amy Williams MBE kindly went along with the VWD Team to support us for the day, accompanied by Community Dog Lottie. Amy visited the trading floors and got on the phones to do some trading whilst she was there - all helping the fantastic efforts of ICAP and the wonderful staff who so kindly give everything from the day to helping so many good causes.
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