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Alacrita Launches Charity Auction of Executive One-to One Lunches with Senior Figures from the Pharmaceutical and Venture Capital Industries
Date:11/28/2011

LONDON, November 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- Life Sciences Seasonal Appeal to Raise Funds for Camfed International

Alacrita, which is changing the face of life science consulting, is delighted to launch its Life Sciences Seasonal Appeal. Alacrita is offering the unique opportunity for individuals from the life sciences industry to bid for a two-hour, one-to-one lunch with senior figures from the pharmaceutical and venture capital industries.

The Appeal aims to raise money for Camfed International (http://www.camfed.org), which invests in the education and empowerment of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa in an effort to fight poverty and the spread of HIV/AIDS. The charity auction is being run in partnership with the charity auction site charitybuzz.com. Bidding is open through http://www.charitybuzz.com/alacrita and closes on 19 December.

Senior figures from the life sciences industry who have kindly donated their time to the appeal include:

  • Heather Bell, Head of Corporate Strategy and Shaun Grady, Head of Business Development at AstraZeneca plc
  • Kate Bingham, Managing Partner at SV Life Sciences
  • John Brown CBE, Chairman of BTG plc, Axis-Shield plc and Non-Executive Director of Vectura plc
  • Barbara Dalton, Director of Pfizer Venture Investments
  • Deborah Harland, Partner of SR One
  • Anya König, Managing Director of the Novartis Venture Funds
  • Carole Nuechterlein, Head of Roche Venture Fund
  • Sir Richard Sykes, Chairman of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, former Rector of Imperial College London and former Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Ian Tomlinson, Senior Vice President Head of Worldwide Bus
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