Treasurer’s Report 2017/2018

01/05/2017 – 30/04/2018

During this financial year, we have succeeded in spending more on patient care and support than in previous years, a total of £2,047.61. This means that the Audited Annual Accounts will show an operating loss, however, this is fully in line with the objectives of the Club as a not-for-profit charity. We have been able to assist patients with the cost  of travelling to Coventry for treatment that is unavailable locally, and have provided flowers and gifts, ready meals, RADAR keys, pressure cushions and continence supplies during this year,

This has only been possible due to the continued generous support of the Members and other benefactors. Your support of raffles has once again been magnificent, and we have also received a number of extremely generous donations.

One such donation was made by the family of the late John Russell, a member of the Committee who sadly passed away last year, which was made with the request that it would be used in part to provide something that would act as a lasting memory of him. As we did not have our own laptop computer or projector to use at open meetings, these items were purchased, and the laptop bears a memorial plaque in recognition of his love of the Club and contribution to it.

We have once again received a gift aid refund on some donations, which prompts me to reiterate the benefits of gift-aiding. If you are a UK taxpayer, and would wish your donation to be accepted as a Gift Aid Donation, may I please urge you to complete the Gift Aid Declaration Form, which is available to download and return to The ABC Club.

Thank you so much to those who have chosen the ABC Club as the recipient of your fund raising activities and also to the individuals who have so generously supported us.

Once again I offer a sincere thank you to everyone for your ongoing support.

Andrew Copson