Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2019
- 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:
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
Raises funds from the Public
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
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 documentMEMORANDUM 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
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 9 Trustees
- 32 Employees
- 875 Volunteers
|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
- Throughout England And Wales