Social Charity Spy: Save the Children uses #KentEarthquake to remind people about Nepal
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Social Charity Spy: Save the Children uses #KentEarthquake to remind people about Nepal

22 May 2015

This week Save the Children has brought Nepal's struggle back to everyone's attention using #KentEarthquake, while Friends of the Earth shows off its Bee Cause and Clic Sargent hosts Wig Wednesday.

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Social Charity Spy: Save the Children uses #KentEarthquake to remind people about Nepal

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