LMAX Exchange, the leading FCA regulated MTF for global FX trading and one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms, has today announced a ground-breaking partnership with GB Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR). The partnership will assist with the funding of GBWR as the team prepares for the 2017 European Championships in Germany and the 2018 World Championships in Australia.

LMAX Exchange is the first company to offer support to GBWR following the news that UK Sport will not fund the sport for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle. Wheelchair rugby captured the hearts of the nation at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the recent news that UK Sport is ceasing all funding has shocked the public, creating uncertainty for the athletes and putting the future of the iconic sport at risk.

David Pond, CEO of GB Wheelchair Rugby said, “It is a real boost to know that LMAX Exchange which is one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms has the confidence to invest in us as a sport. It feels good to be partnered with a company at the cutting edge of its business because we also aspire to be the world’s best and believe in our potential to achieve medal success”

LMAX Exchange CEO, David Mercer commented, “I’m glad that we can play a part in supporting the incredible athletes of GBWR. Their ambition, courage and determination will be of huge inspiration to the LMAX Exchange team.”

Chairman of UK Athletics and Chairman of the board of LMAX Exchange, Ed Warner commented, “I’m proud to be a supporter of two organisations that are battling to overcome challenges in their respective fields. Both GBWR and LMAX Exchange are examples of how continued perseverance can make a difference. Whilst the support of LMAX Exchange is fantastic it will not be enough on its own, I want to take this opportunity to ask the British business community to come out in support of GBWR.”

As well as seeking new partnerships, GBWR is appealing for the general public to show its support and has launched a Just GivingFundraising campaign at https://gbwr.org which is being led by England rugby star Mike Brown who said, “It’s great that LMAX Exchange is getting behind the team who are an unbelievable testament to overcoming hardship and I am proud to be an ambassador and even prouder to be helping to spearhead this campaign. I hope that other partners will join the lead set by LMAX Exchange.”

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