The Numbers: Macmillian Cancer Trust

The statistics behind the charity that supports the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital, Dorset

£1.57m - The Macmillan Cancer Trust's income for the year ending 31 August 2008, compared with £1.97m the previous year

46% - The proportion of its income the charity raised from unrestricted legacies

£60k - No employee was paid more than this

£6.6m - Free reserves at year-end. The charity aims to hold enough free reserves to enable its normal activities to continue for three years. At year-end, reserves were slightly below this target

£992k - The amount of money raised in voluntary income, from donations and legacies. The fundraising ratio was 2p in the pound, compared with about 1p in the pound the previous year

£3m - The amount the charity has agreed to contribute to the complete rebuilding of the hospital's cancer unit, which is now 35 years old

10% - The percentage of pensionable salary the charity contributes to employees' pension schemes.


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