Lord Mayor’s daughter goes to great lengths to help appeal

THERE are still a few free spaces to join 120 adventurous souls who are planning to abseil from the 289ft high Lloyd’s building next Tuesday. It’s all in aid of a good cause.

David Wootton, the Lord Mayor, is appealing to a few more Londoners to join the group to support the Trauma Unit at The Royal London Hospital.

Wootton’s daughter, Sophie, is one of those aiming to climb down the building. “I have never done something like this before,” she told City A.M. “I’m terrified but also very excited, and a bit mad,” she joked.

The UK’s leading trauma centre wants to use the money to fund a portable CT scanner to save more lives of people suffering from traumas.

Those who have signed up get an exclusive chance to see the Lloyd’s building from the inside and from its top.

A team of experts will be on hand to provide help. People who have no previous experience with abseiling are also welcome to join.

The abseiling will take place from 7am until 7pm next Tuesday.

To sign up for the event please contact Alice Gordon 0207 618 1723 or via email alice.gordon

ONE CHEER for Jefferies, which has added a new broking client to its books in recent days. Jefferies Hoare Govett, the group’s embattled brokerage that has seen several mandates slip through its fingers since merging, has picked up work with Lonrho, the African mining-to-airlines group. The Capitalist’s man in pinstripes reckons Lonrho wanted a broker with more large-cap experience, following its move to the main London market last year. Sara Hale will become Lonrho’s lead corporate broker, replacing Panmure’s Tim Linacre, while Michael Collinson is the lead sector banker.