Press releases 2011
25 Year Big Bang Anniversary Reunion
- Marks end of traditional physical trading floor
- In aid of three benefitting charities
This October marks 25 years since the Big Bang changed the face of the City forever. It marked the end of the traditional physical trading floor where traders operated on the London Stock Exchange, in favour of electronic dealing which progressed into the modern trading systems in use today.
On the 26 October, Drapers Hall in the City of London will play host to an event dedicated to all those who worked on the London Stock Exchange floor. The Big Bang reunion is raising valuable funds for Mencap, Remedi and the London Stock Exchange Foundation and will be hosted by Paul Fellerman and Simon Cowan.
Paul Fellerman, co-organiser of the event said:
"I am delighted to be helping co-host this historic event along with Simon Cowan. It is a chance to catch up with both old friends and colleagues to reminisce about the good old days and at the same time raise funds for three wonderful charities. We are hoping that many people from the old London trading floor can join us in celebrating this special occasion."
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Notes for Editors:
The event will take place on Wednesday 26 October from 6.30-8.30 at Drapers Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, City of London EC2N 2DQ.
Tickets are £100 in aid of Mencap, Remedi and the London Stock Exchange Foundation.
To purchase tickets, please call 020 7696 5471 or email email@example.com
About The London Stock Exchange Group Foundation:
The London Stock Exchange Group Foundation is a charitable trust that will provide a single channel and point of focus for the LSE Group’s charitable giving. The Foundation will be funded by donations from the London Stock Exchange Group, from fine income (money collected as a result of disciplinary actions) and from the fundraising activities of staff. The Foundation will prioritise funding projects that fall within the following three areas: Children & Youth, Healthcare and Arts & Culture. The Foundation will focus its activities on projects that will make a significant impact in the communities in which it operates.
Further information on London Stock Exchange Group Foundation can be found at http://www.londonstockexchangegroup.com/corporate-responsibility/lseg-foundation/thelsegfoundation.htm
REMEDI is a British medical research charity based in London which sponsors initial stage research into all aspects of rehabilitation and disability stemming from a wide variety of causes such as cancer, cerebral palsy and stroke. The goal of researchers sponsored by REMEDI is to develop different ways to give survivors a decent semblance of normal life and the opportunity to return to work with improved treatments whilst still living with their medical condition.
REMEDI’s efforts over its 35 years of operation have made a huge difference in jump-starting projects. In the last 15 years, REMEDI has awarded £4million pounds to researchers. Having successfully completed their pilot projects, these researchers have then obtained, based on the findings of their Remedi sponsored studies, funding from large organizations such as the Medical Research Council, to complete the projects in question. These projects have enabled new advances in the care of thousands of men, women and children.
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