Is Band Aid good for the charity sector?
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Is Band Aid good for the charity sector?

25 Nov 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley wonders if it is time for the Band Aid to hang up their microphones or if there is still a place in the fundraising landscape for a thirty-year old charity song?

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