Children’s cancer charity told by Commission to appoint more trustees
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Children’s cancer charity told by Commission to appoint more trustees

30 Mar 2015 | Alice Sharman

The Charity Commission has given a charity where one of the founding trustees was accused of using funds for personal benefit seven months to recruit more trustees.

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