Initial reactions to the IoF National Convention
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Initial reactions to the IoF National Convention

7 Jul 2015 | Fundraising | Hugh Radojev

We sent our trainee fundraising reporter Hugh Radojev to his first ever IoF National Convention. He rounds up a few of his first impressions from day one.

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Initial reactions to the IoF National Convention

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