To mark the inaugural Futures for Kids day, the charity backed by some of the biggest firms in the derivatives industry opened the London Stock Exchange this morning as it looks to build on the £2 million it has already raised.
The charity was launched in 2008 by a group of individuals from the futures and options industry in order to provide a focus to channel funds to children’s charities at home and abroad.
Among the charities Futures for Kids supports is Kids in Kathmandu, Nepal, which is currently appealing for donations following the earthquakes which have struck the country this month.
In order to raise money, a number of industry participants are setting off on the 4th annual Walk to Work today, with some of the longest routes being up to 30 miles.
Among the firms behind the initiative are ABN Amro Clearing, Citi, Deutsche Bank and Intl FC Stone, along with exchanges Eurex, CME, LSE, LCH and Nasdaq OMX NLX.
Futures for Kids is also asking people to donate £10.59 just once to represent the average we all apparently spend on coffee and snacks in a day.
Support the walk by donating here http://www.justgiving.com/teams/FFKwalktowork2015
Donate £10.59 at the Futures for Kids JustGiving page here