The Numbers: Chernobyl Children's Lifeline

The figures behind the charity that provides holidays for children suffering from the after-effects of the disaster

£1.05m - The charity's income for the year ending 31 October 2009, compared with £1.59m in the previous year

£28.6k - The cost of generating the voluntary income raised, giving it a fundraising ratio of 2.8p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was 1p in the pound

£2.33m - Free reserves at the end of the year. The charity's target was to hold reserves equal to the total cost of trips for the next year, as well as half the cost of the following year's

£172k - The charity's total net outgoings. The charity said that both fundraising and costs had suffered as a result of the recession

£109k - The total cost of staff wages during the year. No employee was paid more than £60,000

3,000 - The number of children invited to stay with a host family for either two or four weeks during the summer

£51.6k - The cost of supplying visas to children visiting from Belarus and Ukraine after policy changes by the UK government.

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