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CIS supporting open outcry stocks competition to raise hospital cash

CIS is co-sponsoring the Reuters Stock Market Charity Challenge, which will be held in Manchester in November to raise money for the city&#39s Christie Hospital.

Teams of five will compete in the two-hour competition to pick the best stocks and shares on an “open outcry” stockmarket, although no trading experience is necessary to take part in the contest.

In addition to the competition there will also be a raffle and auction.

Numbers are limited to 25 teams of five and tickets cost £500 per team including a welcome drink, buffet dinner and wine.

This is the fourth year that the event has been held in Manchester and the organisers hope to raise up to £10,000 for the Christie Hospital, which is a world-renowned centre of excellence in cancer research and the development of new treatments.

CIS chief investment manager Chris Hirst says: “This is the third year that we have supported the Reuters Stock Market Charity Challenge and it is truly an exciting event, which not only offers participants a thrilling trading experience but also helps support Christie Hospital, which provides vital services to many people every year.”

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