We are totally dependent on donations to support our activities. As we are all volunteers our organisation expenses are very low just insurance, training courses such as first aid, website costs and mailouts.
We do ask for an annual membership fee of £5 from our members and a booking fee of £5 per trip. For the £5 our members get coach travel, entrance fees and sometimes food all included. The net cost of our trips is around £10000 per year.
Our social gatherings (including entertainment) are free to members. Costs here include hall hire and entertainers costs. Some of this is covered by selling a drink and a cake for £1 and by raffles.
We manage our costs very tightly so virtually all of any donation is spent directly on helping our members continue to live well.