Published: 00:00, 04 August 2016
| Updated: 16:24, 04 August 2016
Kent hospice care charity, ellenor, has been chosen to take part in a national remembrance day to commemorate those killed during the September, 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre.
Every year BGC Partners, a global financial brokerage, remembers the 719 employees lost in the attack by hosting a charity day - and this year ellenor has been invited to take part.
The remarkable event will include hundreds of celebrity ambassadors, actors, sports personalities and royalty who will take part from all around the world to raise money for charity.
Since starting the annual event 11 years ago, more than $125 million has been raised.
Rachel Holweger , Director of Fundraising for ellenor said: “For a charity of our size, which has such an impact in the local community, to be acknowledged in this way on an international level is a real mark of recognition for the world leading care that we provide locally for our families.”
“We are so grateful to BGC Partners for this opportunity which does credit to the dedicated team of care and support staff who work to ensure that those facing terminal illness get the very best care. All the funds raised will be spent to benefit the local community and used to further develop our unique services so that we can reach more people that urgently need our help.”
Last year’s event alone raised $12 million globally and was supported by dozens of celebrities including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their mother, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, along with actor Samuel L Jackson, model Jodie Kidd and former professional footballer Rio Ferdinand.
BGC President, Shaun D. Lynn, said: “We are proud to be connected to such impactful charities around the world and inspired by our clients and employees’ continued dedication to Charity Day’s mission of helping others in need.”
ellenor will be represented on the day by TV property expert Phil Spencer, ITV’s Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, Tom Parker of platinum-selling boy band The Wanted, BBC Journalist and presenter Chris Hollins, TV presenter Gethin Jones, and England and Kent cricketer James Tredwell amongst others to be announced over the coming weeks.
Money raised on the day will go towards the provision of ellenor’s unique in-home oncology service to children which will allow children suffering with cancer, to receive treatment from home.
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