Every element of our support service is provided completely free of charge. Over the course of 2015/16, it cost us £373,131 to support the 722 children who accessed our service.

Although we receive a small amount of grant funding from charitable trusts, we don’t receive any money for our work from either central government or from local authorities. We rely on our local communities to help us to raise the money we need to continue our vital work.

Our team of fundraisers work in partnership with volunteers, schools, corporates and community groups to organise events and challenges that will help us to secure donations.

Last year, we saw the demand for our service rise by over 12%. With referrals for support steadily increasing year on year, we anticipate a spend of over £400,000 for the coming year.