SOGB was thrilled to have been chosen by BGC to be one of the beneficiaries of this year’s annual charity event in the City

1st October 2018

Special Olympics GB was thrilled to have been chosen by major financial firm BGC to be one of the beneficiaries of this year’s annual charity event in the City.

Special Olympics Global Ambassador and World famous singer, Nicole Scherzinger, was be on hand to speak to traders on the day to help raise funds for the charity which transforms the lives of young people with disability through the power of sport.

Every year on September 11th, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, BGC remembers 658 friends and colleagues and the 61 Eurobrokers employees who were tragically killed by distributing 100% of their global revenues to the Relief Fund and many other charities around the world.

Nicole Scherzinger said: “The reason why I am so fired up about Special Olympics and providing chances for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities dates back to my childhood.

“I became a Special Olympics ambassador because I was raised with my aunt – who is two years younger than me – and who has Down’s Syndrome.

“I know how important chances and opportunities are for people with intellectual disability.

“My auntie Keziah is the youngest of my mother’s sisters and before I headed from Hawaii to Kentucky as a child we were both brought up together, raised side by side and we were incredibly close.  A relationship kind of like a sister, but even though I’m older she was always the boss. 

“My Auntie was, and still is, the most inspiring and positive influence to me.

“Singing, dancing and music was what we just loved to do together and it brought us so much joy.

“And our family even more so I think, because they still make us get up at family get togethers. 

“That is where Special Olympics comes in and why I support them around the World.”

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