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Macmillan: We did not hijack #icebucketchallenge 2

21 Aug 2014 | Alice Sharman

Macmillan has hit back against accusations on social media that it has hijacked #icebucketchallenge, saying the craze has been raising money for cancer charities in New Zealand since July.

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Macmillan: We did not hijack #icebucketchallenge

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