On Tuesday 3 December, The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the 21st Annual ICAP Charity Day in London.
During the ICAP Charity Day, all worldwide revenues earned for trading will be distributed to numerous charities throughout the globe. Two of the charities, the National Osteoporosis Society and Shelterbox, for both of which the Duchess is President, will be recipients of part of the day’s earnings.
Her Royal Highness will have a tour of the trading areas as well as be introduced to brokers who will assist her when she takes calls and ‘closes the deal.’
Beginning in 1993, ICAP Charity Day has a significant impact as they donate their revenues and commissions earned on one day per year. Over 60 ICAP offices will partake in this year’s charity event.
ICAP is a broker based in the UK. They deal in post risk trading services for financial institutions.
The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is the only UK based charitable foundation devoted to enhancing the prevention, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis the subsequent fragility fractures it causes.
After her mother died in 1994 of osteoporosis, Camilla began her support of the NOS. She became patron in 1997 and in 2001 President. She is an ardent supporter of the Society that seeks to advance awareness of osteoporosis, a damaging brittle bone disorder. In the UK, osteoporosis affects one in two women and one in five men.
“The money raised from ICAP Charity Day 2013 will support the development of a new Fracture Liaison Service (FLS), which will actively case-find osteoporosis in patients and ensure that those at risk of further fractures receive appropriate assessment and treatment,” in a statement from Clarence House.
Shelterbox was founded in 2007 in Heltson, Cornwall. They provide emergency provisions and shelter items for those who have suffered disasters or other tragic events that have left recipients without the basic staples in which to live. “Its goal is to help 50,000 families every year. ShelterBox is the only official global Project Partner of Rotary International.”
The distinct green Shelterbox not only contains a tent to house the displaced, items included range from blankets, water filtration tools, cookery items and even colouring books and crayons for children. This past year Shelterbox has assisted families ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, those displaced by the conflicts in Syria and Myanmar, as well as groups who suffered through the Australian bush fires and Sudanese floods.
Since 2007, Camilla has been President of Shelterbox.
The Prince of Wales as well as Princes William and Harry have participated in the ‘deal closing’ in the past. This is not Camilla’s first time on the trading floor. In 2011 a “ £5 billion deal completed by The Duchess of Cornwall was a “five yard” sterling interest rate swap, facilitated by brokers dressed as beefeaters, and one of several huge deals closed by The Duchess as she moved from desk to desk,” according the The Prince of Wales’ website.