Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma
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Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma

22 Jul 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

The Charity Commission has frozen the bank accounts of Families Against Neuroblastoma and appointed two interim managers to take control of its assets while it investigates concerns over the charity’s governance.

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In memory

6 Oct 2009
Tags: Legacies

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