A couple of weeks ago Aiden was invited to attend the BGC Charity Day to represent Action Medical Research. Every year BGC honour colleagues who were lost in the 9/11 attacks by donating all the money raised through trades on a set day to a variety of charities.
Action Medical Research were lucky enough to be chosen as one of the charities to receive funds and they asked Aiden to attend the event to help raise awareness. Davina McCall is a patron for AMR and also attended the event, we were fortunate to enough to spend a little time with her.
Each of the charities present brought with them a patron, each patron would then head up to the trading floor and get on the phones to drum up trades. It was great to experience such a wonderfully organised day and to learn about the other charities. One of the highlights of the day was meting other families who had similar experiences and understood what we were going through.
The day was themed as Roald Dahl, there were activities set up for all the children attending, we were really well looked after. We were able to meet some of the other patrons and talked about how AMR helped Aiden and the important medical research they do. Aiden was a little star and charmed everyone who met him, so much so we were able to get some inspirational messages for him . . .