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A Leg To Stand On ready to rock at first ‘Rocktoberfest-London’


A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) is gearing up for its inaugural Rocktoberfest charity concert in London tonight, 6 June 2018, with doors due to open at 6:30pm for a night of live music from bands drawn from the hedge fund and private equity communities, raising money for free orthopaedic care for children.

Rocktoberfest-London will feature performers who by day work in financial services, including the likes of Société Générale, PAAMCO, Simmons & Simmons, Lombard Odier, Albourne, Apple and others. The firm which raises the most money gets to choose their spot on the bill. ALTSO has organised sister events in New York and Chicago, in their 15th and 7th years respectively. The London concert will take place at 8 Northumberland Avenue, a former showpiece Victorian hotel with a rich history dating back to 1887.
 
The event’s robust silent auction is already underway with items ranging from London Broncos Rugby Season Tickets and signed music memorabilia from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Metallica to exquisite Gordon Ramsay dining experience for 10 and private helicopter flights. Digital bidding is live now up until 11:30pm BST and participants need not be present at the event to win. Visit altsorocks.org to see all 40-plus items and begin bidding.
 
Since its foundation in 2002, ALTSO has helped to treat over 16,700 children with limb disabilities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Last year’s American concerts raised nearly USD900,000 for the charity and this money goes towards providing free orthopaedic care – including prosthetic limbs, mobility aids, and rehabilitation - to children suffering from untreated congenital or traumatic limb disabilities in the developing world whose families survive on less than USD3 per day.
 
“Lyxor Asset Management is proud to continue to be a part of such an incredible cause," says Andre Donatiu, Director, Business Management and Development for Lyxor Asset Management, a historic sponsor of the event. “Rocktoberfest makes an outstanding contribution to the social inclusion of the children that benefit from their precious aid and affirms our commitment in having a responsible impact on the world around us. Lyxor has long been a supporter of ALTSO and its Rocktoberfest events in both New York and Chicago, and we are delighted that the event is coming to London.”
 
Alongside Lyxor Asset Management, corporate sponsors of the event include ACA Compliance, Albourne, Carne Group, CDW, GlobeTax, Goldman Sachs, Hentsu, Lombard Odier, Pictet Asset Management, Prosperise Capital, Sandler Capital, Société Générale, SteelEye, TIG Advisors and more. Tickets for the concert can be purchased here through 12pm BST on 6 June and thereafter at the door for an increased price.
 
The net proceeds raised at the event will benefit ALTSO's 10 programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Since ALTSO’s founding by C. Mead Welles of Octagon Asset Management in 2002 with Dr Dinesh Patel, Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, ALTSO has provided treatment to more than 16,700 children in 20 countries.

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