Dear Supporters,  


Treasurer's Report Q4 June 2015

We are pleased to present the following Q4 report from our Treasurer

We would also like to thank all those who have helped with their donations and also for the major fundraising initiatives that have taken place throughout the year.

Many thanks everyone.
Tony Wrenn

Treasurers Q4 Report (year end 30 June 2015)
At the end of our financial year and, subject to audit, expenditure was £58,042, and income £69,794. The Balance sheet increased to £74,174.

The surplus of £11,752 is almost entirely from revenue received in this final quarter – a £3,700 legacy, and proceeds from two intrepid fund raisers. This places BTW in a stronger position to better manage future demands and, 5 weeks into this new financial year, we have needed £1,500 from it.


  • Kennelling remained our largest single expense at £37,944 for 104 dogs = 65% of expenditure.
  • Veterinary care for 47 dogs came to £9,805 = 17%
  • Moving 120 dogs cost £6,612 = 11%
  • Administration, Insurance, Event costs and Stock (calendar) purchase £3680 = 6%


  • Income directly from re-homing 120 dogs came to £17,266 = 25%
  • Other donations were £34,623 = 50%
  • This includes £8,056 from three challenges
    Nicola Cameron’s 500 mile ‘George Square to Glasgow Green’ completed last October
    Paul Duce’s ‘16 European countries in a week’ motor-bike ordeal, and
    Adrian Hollier’s Lands’ End to John ‘O’ Groats cycle attempt
  • Also included is £2,657 from the London rep’s collections made at Charlton’s ‘Pets at Home’ store. Borderfest (Midlands), the AGM and Mid-Year Woodmansterne events contributed £2,525 (4%).
  • Sales of our BTW calendar and donated goods together made £6,606 (9%) and include some greatly appreciated, and admired, hand-made craft pieces from generous donors in both Somerset and South Wales.
  • Finally Legacy and Memorial donations added £4,744 (7%), Gift Aid £3,767 (5%), and Interest £580 (1%). This last illustrates the effect that the continuing low Bank of England interest rates have on our reserves.      

Bob Bolton
Hon Treasurer
7 August 2015


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