Tom Hardy trades the Fury Road for the trading floor, raising money for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home at BGC Partners’ Charity Day


Mad Max superstar and dog lover Tom Hardy took to the trading floor on Monday 12 September at the Canary Wharf office of BGC Partners for their annual Charity Day, raising much-needed funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

BGC’s Charity Day is held each year to commemorate those who perished in the 9/11 World Trade Center 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. 
Actor Tom Hardy is a huge animal lover and owns several dogs. He 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.

In 2015, 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. Battersea receives no government funding and so the fundraising efforts of our incredible celebrity supporters go a long way towards helping the 8,000 homeless dogs and cats that come through Battersea’s gates each year.

Claire Horton, Battersea Chief Executive said: “We love getting involved in BGC Partners’ Charity Day and this year in 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.”


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Notes to editors  

  • Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society.  
  • Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats. 
  • Battersea cares for over 8000 animals every year including nearly 5000 dogs and over 3000 cats.
  • On average 13 dogs and 9 cats arrive at our three centres every day.
  • 27% of dogs and 64% of cats arriving at Battersea in 2015 were strays. 
  • Battersea receives no government funding and is reliant entirely upon donations.