The Numbers: Bliss

The figures behind the charity that supports families with premature babies and does clinical research into the care of newborn children

£2.3m - The charity's income for the year ending March 2010, compared with £2.07m in the previous year

£601k - The cost of generating voluntary income. The charity raised £1.90m, giving it a fundraising ratio of 32p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was 28p in the pound

£501k - Free reserves at year-end. The charity's target was to hold reserves equal to four months' expenditure, and this figure almost meets that goal. The charity aims to maintain its reserves at the current level

£80k - No employee was paid more than this

9,250 - The number of families directly supported by Bliss during the year through counselling, support groups and helplines

3 - The number of ongoing health projects funded by Bliss, costing £61,000 in the year

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