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Ali's Dream - Annual Report 2009
Activities and achievements during the year
Throughout this year, the Aliís Dream charity has continued to raise significant funds for research into childhood brain tumours, and this year we have raised a further £54,623 (after the cost of generating funds of £15,106 and Governance costs of £1,519), bringing the total generated for Charitable activities since inception to £687,922.
Our main activity of raising funds in order to determine amounts available for research in future years remained our first priority and we raised a further £54k. Donations formed the major part of this with £4k from companies that we contacted, £10k from individuals and local organisations in response to appeals and £5k from Jack's Goal in memory of Jack D'Lima. We also obtained some TV coverage this year (as well as £10k) with Darren Gough naming us as one of his charities in the BBC show "Hole in the Wall". This year the funds were boosted by only £4k interest on amounts invested, sadly another impact of the credit crunch and reduced interest rates.
Fundraisers who include trustees and close friends offer their services entirely voluntarily, as they are all employed in some form of work. Governance costs are kept to a minimum through the support of their employing companies, for photocopying and other consumables.
No further invitations for applications for research funding were requested in the year, however we are inviting further applications in 2009/10 as some of our existing projects come to completion.
We continue to provide the secretariat for the brain tumour All Party Parliamentary Group which we established in June 2005. We invite speakers to present to MPís and prompt Parliamentary Questions and Early Day Motions to raise awareness and further the cause. In April 2009 we launched the Brain Tumour Research Group which represents 14 brain tumour charities with Aliís Dream a founder member. Together we represent one voice to raise awareness of the issues of brain tumours and increase funding for research.
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