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Family of Olive Cooke say charities are not responsible for her death

19 May 2015 | Alice Sharman

The granddaughter of Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy seller said to have committed suicide after being overwhelmed by fundraising requests, has said that charities are not to blame for her death.

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FRSB promise interim report into Olive Cooke in next two weeks after receiving 300 complaints

The Fundraising Standards Board has published the terms of reference for an investigation into both the case of Olive Cooke and wider fundraising practices, and promised an interim report in early June.

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