Thomson Reuters IFR Awards Dinner Raises £1.26m For Save The Children

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The FINANCIAL — At the 17th annual Thomson Reuters International Financing Review awards gala dinner on Wednesday, 18 January £1.26m was pledged to Save the Children, the global charitable organisation providing relief to some of the world’s most vulnerable children, according to Thomson Reuters.


Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of Save the Children, attended the prestigious event to present Rich Ricci, Co-Chief Executive of Barclays Capital, with the coveted “Bank of the Year Award” for 2011.  This night’s total takes the cumulative fundraising figure from the annual awards ceremony to over £20million.

During the evening’s proceedings, senior representatives of the world’s leading investment banks pledged money to Save the Children via an interactive charity bidding board. Barclays Capital topped the list of contributors with a phenomenal bid of £600,000. 


The dinner, held in the Great Room of London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, and attended by over 800 senior investment bankers, was organised by IFR, the world’s most authoritative source of capital markets intelligence. The IFR event is recognised as the key awards ceremony for global financiers and is Save the Children’s largest single annual fundraiser.



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