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Shops trading helps to boost income for Action Cancer

Shops trading helps to boost income for Action Cancer

charity Action Cancer maintained its income levels in 2015 thanks to a strong performance from its charity shops, according to the latest accounts.

Total income for 2015 was just under £4 million, marginally below the figure for 2014. Voluntary income last year fell from £1.6 million to £1.4 million but charitable grew from £1 million to £1.3 million.

Voluntary income for Action Cancer included donations, which fell from £1.2 million to just over £1 million last year. This figure includes and in-kind value of £223,000 from bill board company Clear Channel.

Legacies in 2015 came in at £219,000 from £334,000. The accounts note that they have free reserves of £3.8 million, more than double their reserves policy, because of ‘exceptional legacy’ income in recent years of £2.5 million.

 

Action Cancer Donation Stations. Image: Action Cancer

Image: Action Cancer

Fundraising income, which includes a wide range of events and community activities, was about the same in the last two years at £1.2 million.

Fundraising costs were up from £1.4 million to £1.5 million. The cost of the charity retail operations increased significantly, from £773,000 to £929,000.

Fundraising and retail staff last year totaled 37.

 

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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