The Numbers: Royal United Hospital Charitable Fund

The numbers behind the charity that raises money to benefit patients and staff at the Royal United Hospital, Bath

£2.09m - The charity’s income for the year ending 31 March 2010 - the same as the previous year  

£336k - The cost of generating voluntary income. The charity raised £1.89m, giving it a fundraising ratio of 18 pence in the pound  

£1.04m - Unrestricted funds at year-end, equal to more than a year’s expenditure  

5 - The number of board members of the RUH who sit on the charity’s committee. The hospital acts as sole trustee of the charity, in common with most other hospital charities in the UK. It employs no staff itself, but spent £257,000 on salaries for hospital employees, mostly for fundraising  

£541k - The amount the trust spent on charitable activities. The charity received £1.12m more than it spent, but much of this went towards a multi-year appeal for a new neo-natal intensive care unit  

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