British Heart Foundation unveils top ten quirky fundraising challenges as part of new campaign
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British Heart Foundation unveils top ten quirky fundraising challenges as part of new campaign

5 Aug 2015 | Aoife Anderson

The British Heart Foundation has launched a new campaign, Raise Funds Your Way, by unveiling its ten favourite quirky fundraising challenges.

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British Heart Foundation unveils top ten quirky fundraising challenges as part of new campaign

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