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4th. Quarter 2011/12
30 June saw the end of Q4 and the end of our financial year 2011/12. The quarter continued much as the previous two, with expenditure again exceeding income. However the exceptional income of£8240received in the first quarter, turned whatwould have been a deficit of£5,954into a surplus of£2,286for the year. (These figures are subject to audit).
The Sutton Coldfield 3rd. Borderfest camping event in May raised just over£300.Thank you Sarah, your campers and helpers.
Our Mid Year gathering at Woodmansterne added£275to Welfare funds. Thanks to all who attended. It was very nice to see you.
Standing Order contributors remain at 11, and the year's "surplus" mentioned above, would not have been a surplus without you. We truly appreciate your commitment, thank you.
15 Everyclick supporters have now added over£75- and that without putting their hand in their pockets, purses or wallets, just clicking a mouse! Well done, all.
A thank you too, to the lady whose employer, a major bank, matched her charitable donation to us. Close on£400all together. Greatly appreciated, Tracey!
Where does it go? Well, for the year it goes something like this -
Kennelling,£18,010for 2,407 dog/days.
Moving 83 dogs, 22,471 miles£8,193.(London to New Zealand, return 22,780)
Vet accounts£7,413for 34 dogs.
Q1 for 2012/13hasn't started too well and our "surplus" of 2011/12 has already been wiped out due to two hefty vet accounts and the overhang of some June kennelling.
All contributions gratefully received!
19 July 2012.
3rd. Quarter 2011/12.
Operationally this quarter has been much like the second,
The balance sheet is slightly weaker than 3 months ago, but
The 6 months Gift Aid claim mentioned in the Q2 update
MissionFish, eBay's charity arm, continues to contribute - some
Everyclick, we now has 15 supporters signed up for BTW,
We have "lost" 2 of our Standing Order donors - reflecting
Fortunately all BTW are volunteers and receive no payment
Veterinary fees, for 17 dogs in this quarter, have been
Kennelling, (76 dogs), remains our highest expense - £14,573
The recent budget
We leave the begging bowl in place!
15 April 2012.-------------------------------------------
2nd. Quarter 2011/12.
The New Year sees us halfway through BTW's financial year. Operationally, our costs continue to exceed our operational income - this has been the case for several years now. The shortfall is, as it has been for the last six years, made good by additional non operational income - bequests, memorial donations and charitable grants. Our present spending is 14% ahead of that of a year ago, with income 11% ahead.
On the bright side, we are halfway through our annual deposit bond interest (paid on the 30th. June) and there is 6 month Gift Aid repayment imminent.
We are saddened to lose a very good Welfare supporter and activist, with the death last month of Jan Rabin. In her earlier years she bred and exhibited under the Kamajan affix. Jan operated her Kama kennels at Walmley near Sutton Coldfield, almost exclusively for BTW, sheltering, retraining when needed, and then re-homing her charges to their specific needs.
Looking through the past border year books I see that Jan was on BTW's original list of 31 border enthusiasts willing to assist enquirers with welfare concerns. In the most recent year book she was the only original remaining so listed. We will certainly miss her and her massive contribution.
RIP Jan, and thank you very much for all you did for the border terrier.
Cards, calendars, and anniversary T shirts, have been the collective enterprises of Helen Freeman, Jan Gale, Sarah Newsom and their helpers. Together they have produced a net £502 for Welfare's funds. An awful lot of effort, not to say trial and tribulation, went into this and we are indebted to you for that. BTW thank you ladies, helpers, and of course, purchasers.
The 4 neglected borders, mentioned in the Q1 report, have received the veterinary care they needed and, with the tender ministrations given to them in County Durham, have made good recoveries. The "oldie", for whom the prognosis was less than rosy, has also made it and is now in foster care. One of the others has now been re-homed, always a difficulty at Christmas time. Well done Lesley and Harry for that and to Joyce and Colin too - who discovered the case and initiated the rescue.
Finally, dear reader (keep taking the pills), and I do hope you have the 2012 that you seek!
15 January 2012