Vital work of charities damaged by fundraising, says Charity Commission chair
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Vital work of charities damaged by fundraising, says Charity Commission chair

26 May 2016 | David Ainsworth

The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had lost their way, the chair of the Charity Commission has written today in an article for The Times.

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Vital work of charities damaged by fundraising, says Charity Commission chair

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