What should our response be to trading Charities?

Was I the last to know that most of the big charities make more money by “trading” than they do from donations.   So if I look at a few :

  • Leonard Cheshire – 92% of income from Charitable Activities 7.5% from donations
  • Action for Children  – 90.8%  of income from Charitable Activities  7.7% from donations
  • BARNARDO’S  -64 % of income from Charitable Activities 17.8% from donations

Many do rely on donations:

  • Help for Heroes  – 14% from Charitable Activities and 79.7% from donations
  • NSPCC – 15% of income from Charitable Activities 76% from donations
  • ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY – 34.9% of income from Charitable Activities 54.2% from donations

You can find all of this information from the Charity Commission web site.

Should the corporate response be the same for those both groups?  Perhaps businesses should provide more support to those that rely on donations.

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