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ICAP charity day

ICAP charity day Sarah Jane Crawford

ICAP charity day

London, 2 December 2014

We are delighted to be one of the benefiting charities of the ICAP 2014 Charity Day. For one day a year, all revenues and commissions from the leading markets operator, across its global offices, are donated to charity, raising over £110 million over the last 21 years to support a variety of projects around the world.

Our ambassador Ken Hom and Sarah-Jane Crawford will be joining other celebrities to help seal the deals and raise money for Action Against Hunger and the other chosen charities.

ICAP has pledged to donate £120,000 to fund a pioneering Action Against Hunger project in a slum area of Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar.

'Though Madagascar’s economy benefits from ecotourism, ecological research, and a growing agricultural sector, the unequal distribution of wealth has left 90% of the country’s population living on less than two dollars a day and more than half of all children in Madagascar suffer from chronic malnutrition,' said Catherine Davis, Action Against Hunger's Corporate Manager. 'The programme that ICAP are funding will help improve access to nutritious food for vulnerable families struggling with the effects of flooding, limited access to drinking water and sanitation and, increasingly, food insecurity.'

Money raised during Charity Day will help transform more than 16,000 lives in Antohomadinika III G Hangar, a community in Antananarivo, where a recent survey conducted by our teams revealed that 1 in 10 children under five years old were malnourished.

Nutrition is the foundation for every child’s health and development. Action Against Hunger’s programmes in Madagascar aim to provide children with the nutrition they need to grow, develop and build their own futures.

Find out more about ICAP Charity Day here and follow the action on Twitter @ICAPCharityDay #KeepTheRipplesAlive

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Media contact:

Leah Oatway
Senior communications officer
l.oatway@actionagainsthunger.org.uk
Mob: +44 (0)7593228687
Tel: +44 (0)208 853 7569
Skype: leah.oatway81
Twitter: @LeahOatwayACF