A BOY from Warminster spent a day on the stock market as he and a host of celebrities raised money for charity.

Finn Martin, six, who has been undergoing cancer treatment over the past two years, was given a red-carpet experience as he hung out with several stars and learnt the specifics of the stock market, helping to trade £5 million for Ford Motors.

The charity event, hosted by stockbroker BGC Partners at the Churchill building, Canary Wharf, was in commemoration of the employees who lost their lives in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

A total of 658 colleagues of the company were killed in the Twin Towers terror attacks in New York.

However, many different charities were invited to help man the phones and raise more for charity.

Finn and his mother, Debbie Hodson, were invited by CLIC Sargent, a charity that offers support to young children with cancer, to meet a host of celebrities and other children in a similar life-threatening position.

Finn said: “I met a lot of new friends.”

Mrs Hobson, of Haygrove Close, Warminster, said: “We didn’t know how star-studded the event would be.

“Me and Finn got the train down in the morning and when we arrived we were shown down the red carpet, meeting many celebrities.

“We met Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby when we first got there and then we were introduced to Vernon Kay, who Finn loved.”

Other notable names included Sarah Ferguson, Martin Clunes and Nicole Scherzinger.

Mrs Martin added: “There were many children there from other charities such as Make A Wish, Save the Children and Mencap so it was nice for Finn to make some new friends in a similar position.

“Finn also had a go at trading with some other children.

“They had to speak to someone in New York, it was very funny to watch.

“He made a trade for Ford Motors worth £5 million. I have never seen so much money being discussed like it was sweets.”

Since the initiative was first launched in 2004, the charity has raised £113 million globally, which goes to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, supporting victims of terrorism, emergencies and natural disasters.

Oliver Spoffoth, a spokesman for CLIC Sargent, said: “We are thrilled that Finn enjoyed the day.

“Part of the money raised will go towards CLIC Sargent and help children and families like Finn.

“Cancer is predominately common in older people but support still needs to be offered to those affected at any age.”