The majority of our fundraising has come from hosting events, ranging from quiz nights and golf days to full blown dinners. Here is information on some of our recent events.
IDX Gala dinner
We are grateful for the ongoing support for FIA in hosting the annual IDX Gala Dinner in aid of Futures For Kids. This year was another great success, with funds raised from silent and live auctions, a raffle and the infamous Kilt Challenge undertaken by Mark Ibbotson. Entertainment was provided by industry band, Pork Belly and the Out-Trades.
Over £85,000 was raised on the night.
10k For ffk
Over 150 runners gathered at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on 23 May to complete the inaugural FFK 10k run, with 101 running the two-laps of the course for the full 10k, and a further 56 running once round for 5k.
Teams and individuals representing all sections of the futures industry, including exchanges, brokers, vendors, trading firms and trade associations, participated in the friendly, and in some cases competitive, event.
Quiz night 2018
The annual FFK quiz night, which took place on 18 April, once again proved a great success and lots of fun, with INTL FCStone narrowly beating Jo's Joes (a team made up for former Liffe staff brought together by Jo Shannon and Jonathan Seymour) following a final, tiebreaker question. In joint third place were FIA's team, the Fiascos, the Smartinis, representing ACI UK, and WILD (Women in Listed Derivatives).