On Tuesday May 10 2016, Walkabout Foundation teamed up with global financial services firm BTIG, LLC for their annual Charity Trading Day. With the help of our Head of Fundraising and ex broker Zeina Nassif as well as the President of BTIG in London, Matthew Cyzer, Walkabout Foundation received over 25 nominations from hedge fund and institutional clients of the Firm, who traded both in London and New York on behalf of our cause. In addition, BTIG hosted nearly 80 all-star athletes, models, actors and actresses from film and television, journalists and other cultural icons that acted as guest traders throughout its offices worldwide. Team Walkabout really enjoyed meeting Sky Sports News presenter Olivia Wayne as well as English Cricket star Reece Tapley on the London trading floor!
The day was a huge success, raising $Sm globally for over 300 well -deserving organisations that support meaningful causes. Walkabout received an extremely generous donation which will go towards our rehabilitation support programme in India this year.