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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2019

Wellchild

  • Income

    £2.9M

  • Spending

    £2.6M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 289600 Company no. 1815689

Contact details

Public address

  • 16 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA

Aims & activities

WellChild is the UK's national charity for sick children. The charity's work is focused on ensuring that all children and young people in the UK - especially those with serious illness, complex health conditions or long-term care needs - have the very best possible quality of care and support.

What the charity does

  • The advancement of health or saving of lives

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research

Income and Endowments:

£2.9M

Expenditure:

£2.6M

Assets and liabilities

  • £592.2K Own use assets
  • £0.1K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £2.4M Other assets
  • £1.7M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

59%
29%
12%

Charitable objects

THE OBJECT OF THE CHARITY IS THE RELIEF OF SICKNESS, PRIMARILY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY AMONG SICK AND SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS, BY: 3.1 THE PROVISION, PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT OF CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES TO CARE FOR AND SUPPORT THE SICK AND SERIOUSLY ILL, AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS, TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE QUALITY OF LIFE; 3.2 THE PROMOTION, FINANCING, MAINTENANCE AND FURTHERANCE OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH RESEARCH AND ENSURING THE EFFECTIVE DISSEMINATION OF THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH BY SUPPORTING, INFORMING AND EDUCATING THE SICK, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR CARERS; 3.3 THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION AND EDUCATION ON THE AVOIDANCE OF SICKNESS AND THE PROVISION OF HEALTH AND WELFARE; 3.4 ACTING ON BEHALF OF, PROMOTING AND FURTHERING THE NEEDS AND WELFARE OF THE SICK AND SERIOUSLY ILL AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS; AND 3.5 SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR DISCRETION SEE FIT.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 11/05/1984 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 21/02/1985 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 15/06/2005 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 26/10/2006 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 27/06/2012 AS REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 10/07/2012 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 13/07/2012 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 22/03/2014 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 20/01/2016

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 9 Trustees
  • 32 Employees
  • 875 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Paul Richardson Special Olympics Great Britain Up-to-date
Andrew S C Osborne (Chair) None on record
Rosemary Rogers None on record
Elizabeth Anne Morgan None on record
Nicholas Fisher None on record
Dr Huw Ritchie Jenkins None on record
Rosalind Charlotte Futter None on record
Leanne Marie Cooper None on record
David Craig Hatch None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales