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Aviate to donate trading commissions to War Child charity

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Equity brokerage Aviate Global is to donate hundreds of thousands of pounds of trading commissions earned on 24 November 2015, to War Child, a charity that helps children around the globe affected by armed conflict. 

The fundraising event, now in its second successive year, culminates in a fundraising gig by Stereophonics at Dingwalls in Camden.
 
Money will be raised across four time zones from Aviate’s offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney to help support, protect and campaign for children affected by war.
 
Last year’s trading day raised a total of GBP321,000 – more money than War Child has raised on any other day in its history. Most significantly, Aviate granted War Child the freedom to invest this money as it saw fit, spending it on organisational growth (including expanding the fundraising team) and directly supporting projects in countries that have been devastated by war.
 
This year, Aviate hopes to raise an even larger sum for the charity and will again make the donation free of restrictions.
 
Guy Gibson, co-founder of Aviate Global, says: “The impact of the humanitarian crisis on children in Syria is a stark and brutal reminder of the importance of War Child’s work. War destroys children’s lives, robs them of their childhoods and distorts their formative years with violence and displacement. Our aim on 24 November, with the vital support of our trading clients, is to make a difference to the lives of those children.”
 
Rob Williams, CEO of War Child, says: “We’re so excited for the second annual Aviate Encore fundraising event. Being part of a charity trading day that focusses its fundraising solely on War Child is a real privilege and I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Aviate team, clients, and everyone involved for their part in making a meaningful difference to children’s lives. I hope everyone enjoys the Stereophonics gig which is set to be a very special event.”

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