Celebrities raise money to support mental wellbeing of the RAF family

Image Wing Commander Andrew Keith of the Red Arrows

The RAF community will benefit from money raised by ICAP, part of TP IPAC group, the world’s largest interdealer broker.

The RAF Association, the charity that supports the wellbeing of the RAF family, was among charities chosen by ICAP to receive funding as part of its annual December Charity Day.  

With the help of celebrities, including England Football Manager Gareth Southgate, model Nell McAndrew and Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, the ICAP Charity Day raised £4.6m for charities across the globe.

The RAF Association worked with the Band of the RAF Regiment, the Queen’s Colour Squadron, the Red Arrows and the RAF Video Gaming and eSports Association, who were supported by Novatech to deliver a unique experience to share-traders.

Each year, ICAP Charity Day raises money for good causes across the globe, with 100% of the revenues and commissions generated on the day donated to charities. 

The funds donated to the RAF Association will enable the charity to provide mental health awareness training for RAF veterans and the families of serving personnel.

Rachel Huxford, the RAF Association’s Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Trading, said:

“It was a privilege to have been invited to take part in ICAP Charity Day 2019 and we would like to thank them for choosing us as one of the beneficiaries.

“We would also like to thank the Royal Air Force, and all our partners on the day, for supporting us with their presence.

“The money generously donated will go towards supporting our Finding It Tough campaign, which focuses on mental health awareness and support for members of the RAF family.”

According to the World Health Organisation, approximately one in four people will experience poor mental health this year. In England, one in six people report experiencing a common mental health issue, such as anxiety, in any given week.

Rachel added:

“The military is working hard to reduce stigma through raising awareness of mental health issues. Our ICAP-funded project will seek to complete the circle by further strengthening the support available to veterans and the serving RAF community.”

Image of Model Nell McAndrew at the ICAP Charity Day.
Image: Model Nell McAndrew at the ICAP Charity Day.

In total, ICAP has raised £150m over 27 years thanks to its Charity Day events, which take place across the world at the company’s different offices, including London, New York and Singapore.

Visit their websites for more information about the RAF Association and ICAP Charity Day.

Top image: Wing Commander Andrew Keith of the Red Arrows

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