Teenager with incurable cancer raises £1.6m for Teenage Cancer Trust
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Teenager with incurable cancer raises £1.6m for Teenage Cancer Trust

24 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

A teenager with terminal cancer has raised more than £1.6m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, including £1m in the past two days.

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Teenager with incurable cancer raises £1.6m for Teenage Cancer Trust

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Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.

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