The Numbers: St Luke's Hospice

The figures behind the charity which provides palliative care and home visiting services, principally to cancer sufferers, in Basildon and Thurrock in Essex

£3.52m - The charity's income for the year ending March 2009, compared with £3.61m the previous year

£240k - The cost of generating voluntary income. The charity raised £3.41m in voluntary income, giving it a fundraising ratio of 7p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was also 7p in the pound

£1.45m - Grant funding for hospice services provided by Basildon Primary Care Trust. The remainder of voluntary income came from individual giving and fundraising events

£3.99m - Unrestricted reserves at year-end, equal to approximately 16 months' expenditure. The charity did not publish a specific reserves target

£50k - No employee was paid more than this

£646k - The surplus the charity had in the year to March 2009. The previous year, it had a surplus of £1.02m

£47k - The amount the charity spent on pension provision during the year.


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