The 9/11 trading day helps continue the legacy of Helen McCrory, the charity’s founder says

The “legacy” of Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory is maintained through the charity she helped establish before her death, which benefited greatly from the 9/11 trading day, the organization’s founder said. charity said.

ilm and stage star Damian Lewis, 51, returned to Canary Wharf brokerage BGC Partners on Thursday to support the Sir Hubert Von Herkomer Arts Foundation (HVH Arts) – which his late wife McCrory is the sponsor.

Lewis, who is also supporting the Cure EB charity, told the PA news agency: “I love the idea of ​​trading, I would be horrible at it in real life.


Damian Lewis during BGC’s annual charity day at Canary Wharf in London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

“These guys are honest all the time… fingers hovering over buttons ready to make a deal but it’s all brilliant.

“This day is clearly special after what happened on 9/11 and it is a great initiative.

“I am very happy to be back. If I’m in town, I usually do on this day, I really enjoy it and I do it for HVH Arts, a great little charity that Debbi runs, and Cure EB, two very different things. that we are trying to help and very happy here.

“Helen (McCrory) is a sponsor and I accepted as a sponsor because I want to continue to help.”

Celebrities including Holly Willoughby, Davina McCall and Amanda Holden have returned to trading in a bid to raise millions of pounds for charity on Thursday.


Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory (Isabel Infantes / PA)

HVH Arts founder Debbi Clark explains Charity Day’s impact on the charity McCrory was heavily involved with.

She told the PA news agency: “I started the charity and Helen was my patron because she literally helped me from the very beginning, she stood by me and grew. charity so Damian joined as a patron and we still have Helen on the wall, she’ll never come out.

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“The BGC Charity Day is really the most important grant we get because it’s a third of our donations because we’re the foundation.

“So the money we get every year from the BGC, we can literally go 100% into projects and it goes straight to the kids and that’s amazing. That is Helen’s legacy.

“We just developed the Helen McCrory award and every year two or three students receive the award and that money is used to advance their careers.

“This day can fund another 250 children, only in really high-level projects, so that’s how important it is.”

Since its launch in 2004, BGC and its celebrity ambassadors have raised around $192 million (£176 million) for global charities. The 9/11 trading day helps continue the legacy of Helen McCrory, the charity’s founder says

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