Almost £20m raised through JustGiving for London Marathon
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Almost £20m raised through JustGiving for London Marathon

27 Apr 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Nearly £20m has already been raised through JustGiving for yesterday's London Marathon which represents a nearly 25 per cent increase on last year's figure, the fundraising platform has announced.

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