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If you would like to donate to Malvern Special Families charity please donate now online.
We are very grateful for the support we receive from individuals and organisations who understand why our work is so important to the families.
Though our families take great joy in caring for their children with disabilities, it can be exhausting for parents, carers and siblings. The short break that our clubs and play schemes provide can help them to cope or even just to get done things like shopping and cleaning.
We rely on the support of local fundraisers and volunteers to help keep our clubs running.
We need approximately £200,000 a year to run our activities. Our income consists of community fundraising activities and donations from the public, contracts with the local authority and Worcester’s Special Schools, and grants from charitable foundations and fees for using our clubs.
Our families contribute a small portion of our income through fees for using the clubs. The fees we charge are kept as low as possible to ensure nobody is excluded from using our clubs due to financial hardship.
Of everything we spent last financial year (April 2016 to March 2017) we spent 7% on overhead costs. The remainder was spent directly on running the clubs, including outings, activities and equipment, renting club venues, and paying our dedicated staff team.
Malvern Special Families is managed by a board of trustees who work for us on a voluntary basis. You can view our Malvern Special Families 2016 – 2017 Annual report here and our annual accounts and charity details can be viewed on the Charity Commission website at any time. If you have any questions about fundraising or what we spend our money on, we will be happy to answer them.