Through the recession and as more and more families have been struggling to make ends meet we understand that it has been increasingly difficult for the public to donate money to charity. But at Redwings not only have we still seen steady support in terms of funds from our amazingly loyal supporters, we have also seen an incredible reaction in terms of people finding other ways to help us.
From recycling old mobile phones, to donating unwanted items of all kinds for us to sell, to jumping out of planes and even doing something as simple as clicking ‘Like’ on a social media page – every tiny bit really does make a difference.
In 2013 our wonderful supporters did continue to give despite the economic situation and our overall income from donations increased to £3,695k (2012: £2,278k) this year, although there were some notable exceptional donations, which we believe will not be repeated next year. Legacy income decreased to £5,296k (2012: £6,438k). Our total income in 2013 was £10,415k (£133k higher than 2012). Coverage of our large-scale Caerphilly rescue produced a lot of interest and helped generate nearly £50,000 in donations from both existing as well as new supporters.
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Our own Coronation (Street!)
In April we held an official opening for our brand new visitor centre in Aylsham, North Norfolk. We were very privileged to have Coronation Street star Kate Ford with us to officially open the centre, and over 1000 people came along to support the event, held on a beautiful sunny Spring day. This new visitor centre is set in the heart of the beautiful North Norfolk countryside and will have a dedicated education facility as well as its lovely visitor centre that looks out over fields of our resident horses.