December 10, 2015
By Jovita Ang
Gryphon Tea Company is extremely honoured to be the official tea sponsor for the 23rd ICAP Charity Day held on 9 December 2015. The annual event was graced by Singapore President Tony Tan and saw over 200 guest attendees. First organised in 1993, the ICAP Charity Day donates one day of its revenues and commissions to charities all over the world. Since its inauguration, ICAP Charity Day has supported more than 1800 projects worldwide.
While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were busy closing deals in London, President Tony Tan too got busy himself. Joining the brokers on the trading ground, Dr Tan successfully closed four trades worth over $230 million. The Singapore charities that are set to benefit this year are The President’s Challenge, the Breast Cancer Foundation, the Autism Association (Singapore) and the Bone Marrow Donor Programme.
Our greatest honour to be serving tea to Singapore President Tony Tan.
TV Presenter Liv Lo and celebrity DJ Jean Danker were down to show their support.
The brokers tossed their conventional white collar outfits aside, and brought quirky and one-of-a-kind to the fashion table. You see the Flintstones staring hard into their screens, Aladdin closing a deal, a milkmaid constantly on the phone, and Captain America making coffee in the pantry. Overnight, the ICAP office transformed into a vibrant jungle of colours and characters. For a while, you almost forgot that these guys are professional brokers.
Modern day cowboys concerned not with riding a horse better, but with closing deals faster.
ICAP raised a total of £7.5 million (SGD$15.9 million) this year, bringing the total amount over the 23 years to nearly £127 million (SGD$270 million). They have since helped over 200 charities over the world.
A big thank you to ICAP for having us on board such a meaningful event. We’re beyond thrilled to be able to give back, albeit in the slightest way possible. No effort is ever too small!