Drop in donations leads to lay-offs

CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland has been forced to axe a vital support service for families in Northern Ireland due to an anticipated drop in donations.

ClIC in Northern Ireland will also make 7 staff redundant as part of the cutbacks. The move comes as the recession has led to a downturn in donations and has prompted a full-scale review of the way the charity spends its money.

In a statement the charity said that they were proposing a “small number” of redundancies across the UK and was consulting with staff.

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“The global economic climate is affecting most charities now,” it said.

“We need to ensure that we cut our expenditure now to respond to the likely fall in donations. We have to live within our means – it is the only responsible way to plan for the future.”

www.clicsargent.co.uk