The Numbers: Calibre Audio Library

The figures behind the charity that provides a free library service of audio books to people with sight problems or other disabilities

£1.04m: Calibre Audio Library's income for the year ending 31 December 2008, compared with £1.53m in the previous year

51%: The proportion of its income the charity raised from legacies. The rest came mostly from donations

£60k: No employee was paid more than this

£721k: Free reserves at year-end. Despite a £150,000 fall in the value of its investments during the year, the minimum reserves target was exceeded. Its aim is to hold free reserves equivalent to at least six months' spending, or £650,000

£944k: The amount raised in voluntary income, mainly from legacies and donations. The fundraising ratio for the charity's fundraising events was 10p in the pound, compared with 5p in the pound the previous year

19k: The number of members of the charity, 4,400 more than the previous year. They borrowed 470,000 books

5%: The percentage of pensionable salary the charity contributes to the pension schemes of its employees.


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