How we raise money

In the last financial year (2015-16), we were proud to raise £15.3 million to help young people facing cancer in the UK.

  • donations and community fundraising - £9.2 million
  • corporate fundraising - £3.4 million 
  • income from trading activities*- £2.6 million
  • interest** - £72,000

*this includes raffles and lotteries, merchandise or tickets for events like our Royal Albert Hall shows
**interest earned on cash deposits

How we spend money

From every £1 that you donated last year, 81p* was used to help make sure young people don’t face cancer alone. 

We invested £9.6million into cancer services.

*We work out this figure in the same way as other major charities in the UK so that our supporters can compare us with other organisations. We also use our financial results for the last three years to help even out unusual donations that happen, like the year we received over £4m from donations inspired by Stephen’s Story. This figure excludes trading income and expenditure associated with challenge events, registration fees and tickets for our shows at the Royal Albert Hall because these trading activities represent a different type of fundraising and if they are included they do not properly represent the efficiency of every £1 donated.