There are many costs associated with keeping CRY running, and all donations / funds raised go direct to CRY Core Funding to cover these costs. Some of these are outlined below.
Subsidising CRY's Screening Programme, including mobile screening clinics and established clinics around the UK.
Providing all our literature free on request – our stationery and postal charges are significant.
Running annual CRY events – the CRY International Conference, Parliamentary Reception, Family Medical Conference, Regional Bereavement Support Days, Surgery Supporters Club meetings, etc
Financing the expenses of our Divisional Representatives and other CRY Volunteers.
Our printing costs are growing in line with CRY's development and we heavily subsidise the production and postage of four CRY magazines every year. We currently spend at least £150 a month on the purchase of paper alone.
Our quarterly telephone charges reflect the development of CRY. Our remit is service driven and we will always return calls to Volunteers or those seeking counselling and support, at their convenience.
Running the CRY Bereavement Support Programme. This was initially subsidised via a 3 year grant from the Department of Health, but is now dependent on CRY core funding.
We have to pay rent, lighting, heating, water, etc.
We have various pieces of office equipment – i.e. fax machine, printers, photocopiers, computers – all of which require the appropriate paper, ink cartridges, software, disks and maintenance.
We have a growing number of salaried posts at CRY.
We give grants for certain initiatives – e.g. to fund full-time Research Fellows; and to facilitate a fast-track expert cardiac pathology service.
We have copyright costs, general insurance, and indemnity insurance cover for our screening programme.
We maintain and insure a Mobile Screening Van. The costs of running this are high, but it is an essential part of our work.