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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

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Bidding on the Alacrita auctions will be open until 19 December. Bidders must complete a simple registration process with a valid credit card at http://www.charitybuzz.com to place a bid. Winners will be informed following closing of the auction.

Rob Johnson, Partner at Alacrita, said: "We are thrilled to launch this seasonal appeal to raise funds for Camfed International. This extremely worthwhile charity has made a significant positive impact on the lives of many women in Africa and we are delighted to support its tremendous work. We are also hugely appreciative to the influential industry figures who are donating their time to the appeal. The auction provides the opportunity to spend a couple of hours over lunch gaining valuable insights into the business of pharmaceutical innovation, business development or how to attract venture capital - insights that could help businesses grow more quickly and be more successful."

Ann Cotton, Executive Director of Camfed International, added: "We are delighted that Alacrita is helping us to expand girls' access to education in Africa. Girls in villages in Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Malawi will soon know that the education they dream of is in their grasp. Thank you!

"Getting all the girls in Africa into school is imperative if they are to break the cycle of poverty for themselves, their children and their societies. Without education, girls have no choices. They marry men not of their choosing. They bear children year on year and through no fault of their own, they pass on their own poverty to the next generation.

"At Camfed, we are working in partnership with 3,470 schools in extremely poor communities. In the different countries, between 40 and 70 percent of the girls we support are orphans. In spite of the serious challenges they face, in
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