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Brown starts McKechnie foundation

Chancellor Gordon Brown has set up a foundation to recognise individuals excelling in charitable campaigning in memory of former Which? director Sheila McKechnie.

Brown says the Sheila McKechnie Foundation will “encourage and support campaigners with vision, courage and great ideas”.

McKechnie was director of Which? for nine years before her death in January after a long battle with cancer. She was director of Shelter for 10 years.

Foundation chairman Jessica Morris says: “The general election reminds us of the importance of democracy but for democracy to really work, it needs people who ask difficult questions and come up with new ideas.”

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