WaterAid named global charity for ICAP Charity Day

Markets operator ICAP will be supporting our life-changing work in Madagascar through its annual global Charity Day.


6 Nov 2013

WaterAid is very excited to be the first ever global beneficiary for a Charity Day organised by leading markets operator ICAP.

On ICAP Charity Day, which will take place on 3 December, all revenues and commissions are given away to a select group of charities. Special high-profile guests also attend to help seal the deals and raise awareness of the charities and the Charity Day.

Now in its 21st year, ICAP is launching an international initiative where offices around the world will contribute a percentage of money raised on Charity Day to a single beneficiary. Employees selected WaterAid as their first global beneficiary.

ICAP will support Founding their Future, a major initiative we are running in Madagascar, where over half the population does not have safe water and 89% lack access to safe sanitation.

Bronwen Reinhardt, Corporate Account Manager, said: "WaterAid is thrilled to have been chosen as the first ever global beneficiary for ICAP's fantastic Charity Day.

"Every year, more than 4,000 children in Madagascar die from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. The money raised by ICAP will help bring clean water and toilets to tens of thousands of people, preventing unnecessary child deaths and transforming the lives of some of the country's poorest communities."

Nikki Studt, Global Charity Director at ICAP, said: "Combining the global scale and influence of ICAP with an international charity offers an unprecedented opportunity to save and change the lives of thousands of those less fortunate. WaterAid has a solid reputation for delivering projects in extreme and hard to reach areas. Our aim is to support a project which will leave a legacy in a defined geographical area and advocate for permanent change."

ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. Over the past 20 years, its unique fundraising event has raised more than £100 million for charity.

Find out more about the difference ICAP will be helping to make in Madagascar on the ICAP Charity Day Blog and follow the partnership on Twitter #mad4water.