The Numbers: Gingerbread

The figures behind the charity which provides support and advice to single-parent families

£2.25m: The charity's income for the year ending 31 March 2009, compared with £2.57m in the previous year


£240k: The cost of generating voluntary income. The charity raised £729,000, giving it a fundraising ratio of 33p in the pound, up from 31p the previous year


£300k: The charity's largest donation, from the Volant Trust, set up by the author JK Rowling


£190k: Free reserves at year-end. The target was reserves equal to three months' core running costs, estimated at £285,000. The charity was aiming to have this in place by March


£80k: No employee was paid more than this


19,500: The number of calls the charity helpline received from one-parent family members


22: The number of Flexible New Deal contracts, out of a total of 24, that the charity was part of


5%: The maximum percentage of pensionable income the charity contributed to employees' pension schemes during the year

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