Monday, 22 December 2014

Recommended Voluntary Contributions

Every year the Trustees consider whether it is time to increase the requested voluntary contribution amount towards treatments at BMSTC.  There has not been an increase since 2004!  After careful consideration, and balancing income against expenditure, it has again been decided  not to increase these for 2015. 


The reason we have been able to do this is down to an excellent income from fundraising and savings made from efficiencies such as the installation of  solar PV, solar thermal, invertors and downsizing our gas boiler.


You may notice in our accounts that we received some legacy funding over the past few years. The Trustees decided that these most generous gifts should be directed towards enhancing the experience of our members at the Centre rather than used towards general running cost.  As such, we have been planning a full refurbishment of our building which will take place during the first half of next year.


Although we are able to continue with our current suggested voluntary contributions for 2015, it will become inevitable that we will need to increase this in the future.  Of course, you can always donate more than we request if you are in a lucky enough position to do so!


We would like to take this opportunity to say a big "Thank you" to everyone who has been involved in supporting our fundraising efforts.


Best wishes to you all for a very Happy Christmas and New Year!


Pippa