WE RELY ON GRANTS AND DONATIONS TO COVER THE RUNNING COSTS OF OUR MEMORY CLUBS:

Can you help with a donation?
Our current annual running costs are in the region of £25,000 per year in total.

The average annual costs break down as follows:

Salaries – for a single Memory Club

Manager, 4 hours per week @ £12.50 ph (£2,600)

Activity Lead – 2 hours per week @ £10.50 ph (£1,092)

At the present time Elizabeth manages 4 Memory Clubs (Idle, Shipley, Low Moor & Keighley).

Elizabeth works an additional 5 hours per week on general management for The Memory Tree as a whole (£3,250 per annum).

Bob is the Activity Lead for all 5 Memory Clubs.

The Memory Tree @ Burley-in-Wharfedale is managed by Burley Dementia Action Group (www.burleydementiafriends.weebly.com).   The Memory Tree provide advice and background support to BDAG as and when it is needed.

Other costs

Room Hire: between £30 and £60 per session depending on size of venue (23 meetings per year, £920 – £1320 pa). Aldersgate Methodist Church provide their premises free of charge as part of the church’s contribution to the local community.

Storage Unit (50 sq ft): at The Store Room in Lidget Green to store our reminiscence and activity resources. £134 per 4 weeks (£1742).

Public and Employers Liability Insurance – premium for 2019/2020 for all Clubs £417

Refreshments (tea, biscuits etc): average of £2 per session plus additional food at special times like Christmas and Easter, £50 per year per Club. Refreshments at Idle are kindly provided by the local Coop and by the volunteer teams at Low Moor and Keighley.

Activity resources (e.g. craft materials): average of £3.50 per session (£80.50 per year per Club).

Office costs (internet, telephone, postage, printing, stationery, Office 365 subscription, professional fees etc): approximately £1000 per year across all Clubs.

Volunteers support and expenses: average of £100 per year per Club.

Publicity materials, flyers etc: average of £300 per year across all Clubs.

 

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US:

If you are a taxpayer then the best way is to give via our page on Local Giving because this organization is able to reclaim the tax from the Government on our behalf:

https://localgiving.org/charity/thememorytree

Standing order
If you would prefer to set up a standing order direct to our bank account please contact Elizabeth.

Cheques
If you would like to make a one-off donation by cheque, then cheques should be made out to ‘
The Memory Tree CIC‘ and sent to our correspondence address:
The Memory Tree CIC, 22 Bankfield Drive, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 4AD

Fundraise for us
If you would like to run a fundraising event for us (e.g. coffee morning or sponsored walk) we would like to hear from you, please get in touch with Elizabeth to discuss by telephone on
01274 583364 or email: elizabeth@thememorytree.org.uk