Joanna Lumley takes to the trading floor for Sightsavers

September 2015
Close up photograph of Joanna Lumley speaking loudly throuugh a telephone.

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Sightsavers ambassador Joanna Lumley turned her hand to financial trading to help raise funds as part of an annual charity day.

Dr Dawn Harper, host of Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, joined Joanna to represent Sightsavers as part of the BGC Partners charity day in London’s Canary Wharf. They were accompanied by a host of other celebrities taking part for other charities.

The charity day commemorates the 658 BGC and 64 Eurobrokers employees who died in the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. It raises millions for charities in the UK and around the world by asking celebrities to conduct trades, with 100 per cent of revenue generated donated to worthwhile causes.

Once she’d finished answering calls and closing deals, Joanna said: “I absolutely love Sightsavers. I’ve seen their work in Bangladesh, where for £30 you can give someone a cataract operation and they can see, just like that! They transform people’s lives.”

Read about Joanna’s eye-opening visits to Bangladesh with Sightsavers.


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