Wednesday, 24 November 2010

From the blog we were asked "I thought all of your fundraising went to support scientists. How much is spent on campaigns?

Thanks for your question. Research is indeed our major spend, in fact over £48 million last year was spent on vital science. But our activities also include prevention and care providing vital support and information. We also press the Government for policies which minimise risk of developing heart and circulatory disease.

A campaign like our current push to ban cigarette vending machines, which aims to prevent 23,000 young people from being able to buy cigarettes unsupervised, has cost £20,000. Legislation was passed earlier this year and we’re hoping the ban will come into force in October 2011.

Check out our annual review for more information on how the money we raise is spent.


Anonymous said...

ta - will check out the review

Anonymous said...

I still don't get how 23,000 kids will willingly pay for 16 cigs for the price of 22. Even adults don't do that if they can avoid it.

Kids are meant to be too poor to buy 20 packs (hence the Irish ban on ten-packs). Aren't they? Yet they will happily pay over the odds for less than 20. Makes no sense at all.