City celebs Simon and Laura among stars at global charity day

Simon Rimmer and Laura Doyle

MERSEYSIDE celebrity chef Simon Rimmer and singer Laura Doyle were at the ICAP Charity Day Event to raise funds for Leadership Through Sport and Business.

Simon and Laura joined celebrities from the world of sports and showbiz for the blue-chip charity day in London.

The TV cook and singer with Merseyside-based Brazilian jazz band Baiana took to ICAP’s Trading floor in the City, where celebrity did deals with all proceeds going to good causes.

Simon and Laura worked to raise funds for Leadership Through Sport and Business (LTSB) which helps underprivileged young people get a start in careers with leading finance companies.

Among the other celebrities taking part during the day for a host of diverse charities included Keith Lemon, Jenny Agutter, Lauren Pope, Dani Dyer, Richard Ayoade, Kirsty Allsop and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Among those joining Laura and Simon on the Leadership Through Sport and Business team were football legends Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank and Viv Anderson, cricket’s Monty Panesar and Love Island’s Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt,

Baiana star Laura said: “The atmosphere on the trading floor was electric, with everyone pulling out the stops for their chosen charities.”

On the day, 100% of the revenues and commissions ICAP generates globally is donated to approximately 100 charities worldwide. LTSB will receive funding for their ‘I CAN with ICAP’ project, which aims to transform the lives of at least 10 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Baiana next play at Petit Café Du Coin on Berry Street, Liverpool, on Sunday, December 9th and 16th, and as a duo at Polidor 68, Lark Lane on December 13th and 20th  all at 7.30pm.

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