Age UK B&NES is a completely independent, local charity, and whilst we are part of the Age UK family, using the same name, we fundraise ourselves and spend the money we raise locally according the needs of our community.

We wanted to let you know how your donations to us are spent and assure you that we are using your money in the best possible way.

How we use your donations

In the last two years, our accounts show that we spend around 95% of our income on our charitable aims. This means that for every pound donated, 95p directly helps older people in B&NES. The other 5p is used to ensure that the charity runs effectively, efficiently and responsibly. It also helps us to fundraise the next pound, and the next, so that we can keep supporting the growing number of people who need our help.

How we raise money

We have one paid fundraiser who works hard to make sure we have enough money to run our vital services in the area. We rely on funding from various statutory sources, trusts and foundations, local businesses and the local community.

Whether somebody runs a marathon for us, if we are left a gift in a Will or given a donation at Christmas, we always make sure that the donation is used in the best way possible and that it has an impact on the lives of the people we help.

Thank you

Because of your support, we can be there for older people in B&NES enabling them to grow old with dignity, independence, respect and happiness. If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch on fundraising@ageukbanes.co.uk or on 01225 466135. Thank you, we couldn’t do it without you.