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Business people will trade to aid deaf children

Businesspeople are being offered the chance to gamble with someone else&#39s

money to raise cash for the National Deaf Children&#39s Society.

Working in teams, participants will be given £30,000 to invest in

fictitious companies.

The event will pack five days&#39 imaginary trading into one evening. The

teams will be expected to weigh up trading floor speculation and press

releases to see who can play the stockmarket best.

The team whose portfolio makes the most profit will win a case of Champagne.

The NDCS is hoping to raise at least £10,000 from the event, which

will include an auction offering a football signed by the Manchester United

squad and a trip to Paris.

NDCS corporate fund-raising officer Joanna Conlon says: “Five days of

fast-paced action will be crammed into one exciting evening. We are hoping

to attract 25 teams to the event. Teams from Abbey National Treasury

Services and NatWest Stockbrokers have already signed up.”

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