Tom Hardy joins the trading floor to raise money for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Mad Max superstar and dog lover Tom Hardy arrived at the Canary Wharf office of BGC Partners on Monday 12 September for their annual Charity Day, raising money for the rescue and rehoming charity.

BGC's Charity Day is held each year to commemorate those who perished in the 9/11 World Trade Centre attacks. Celebrity ambassadors representing participating charities join licensed brokers on the trading floors to conduct transactions with BGC clients, and 100 per cent of the revenues from the day are donated to those charities.

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The British actor who is a huge animal lover and owns several dogs, visited Battersea's London centre in 2015 and joined Battersea Ambassador Paul O’Grady in appealing for a home for one of the charity’s longest stay dogs, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Sidney.

Last year, Battersea Ambassador David Gandy hit the phones for Battersea alongside Mollie King from The Saturdays, as they took part in the annual BGC Partners’ Charity Day. The charity receives no government funding so fundraising efforts such as these go long way towards helping the 8,000 homeless cats and dogs they see every year.

Claire Horton, Battersea Chief Executive said, "We love getting involved in BGC Partners’ Charity Day and this year is no exception. It’s such an exciting day and it really does help Battersea make a difference to the lives of so many animals. Last year Battersea spent over £13 million looking after thousands of abandoned unwanted dogs and cats in our care, and that’s why we’re so grateful to Tom Hardy for helping us raise vital funds to keep that good work going."