The Numbers: The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

The figures behind the charity which provides support and information for people with arthritis and their families and carers.

£739k - The NRAS's income for the year ending 31 March 2009, compared with £427,000 the previous year

41% - The proportion of its income the charity raised through a one-off appeal, the Step Change Appeal, to establish a UK-wide network of NRAS groups. The rest of the money came mostly from public donations, grants, legacies and corporate donations

£50k - No employee was paid more than this

£217k - Free reserves at year-end. This was equivalent to just over four months' spending

£735k - The amount raised in voluntary income. The charity's fundraising ratio was 17p in the pound, compared with 12p in the pound the previous year

63 - The number of charitable trusts that donated to the Step Change Appeal. Thirteen made a commitment to a three-year programme of funding

3% - The percentage of pensionable income the charity contributed to employees' pension schemes.


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