Meet the funders: Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
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Meet the funders: Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

29 Sep 2014

Former England rugby player Ben Cohen explains the work of his Foundation, which supports anti-bullying charities.

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Symposium organised for more telephone fundraising debate

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