The Numbers: Great North Air Ambulance

The figures behind the charity which provides medical support in Cumbria, Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumberland

£5.54m - The charity's income for the year ending 31 March 2009, compared with £5.27m the previous year

£581k - The cost of generating voluntary income. The charity raised £2.86m, giving it a fundraising ratio of 20p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was 24p in the pound

£959k - Free reserves at year-end. This was in line with the charity's target to hold reserves equal to six months' administration support costs

74% - The amount of the charity's income that was spent on front-line services during the year. The charity says it has not yet seen a drop in income, but is cutting expenditure by not replacing departing staff and by procuring helicopters more cost-effectively

£130k - No employee was paid more than this

1,300 - The number of missions the charity's helicopters flew during the year

10% - The percentage of pensionable income the charity contributed to employees' pension schemes during the year


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