Overall, incoming resources decreased by £1.4m to £42.3m due to a reduction in voluntary income. This was primarily due to the culmination of The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre appeal, which saw £1.2m of non-recurring income recognised in the 2014 figures. Incoming resources from charitable activities kept pace with the prior year at £39.8m, with the loss of income from the closure of Seafield School being offset by new services in Fife, North Ayrshire and Chester.
The next 12 months will see the implementation of a new business reporting system which will deliver improvements in the way services are managed and delivered. This continued focus on delivering high quality services recently resulted in three Quarriers registered care homes ranked in the top five in the Scotland Excel framework.
Statement of trustees
This is an extract from the Report and Financial Statements of Quarriers which was approved by the Board of Trustees on 17 August 2015. These summarised accounts may not contain sufficient information to allow a full understanding of the financial affairs of the charity.
For further information, the full audited Report and Financial Statements can be obtained from the Director of Finance at the registered office of Quarriers or the Registrar of Companies.
Extract from the Report and Financial Statement of Quarriers for the year ended 31 March 2015.
Tom Scholes, Chairman
David Watt, Trustee
Throughout November and December, we ran festive fundraising events including our annual Festival of Choirs, with choirs from schools, churches and community organisations entertaining shoppers in Glasgow’s Princes Square with Christmas favourites. Our fifth Christmas Fayre, held in the Kilmacolm Community Centre in November 2014, got shoppers into the Christmas spirit and raised over £2,500.
March 2015 saw Quarriers raise £10,000 at our inaugural Ladies’ Lunch. The afternoon was hosted by broadcasting legend Hazel Irvine at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, and celebrated the work of inspirational women in all walks of life. The 150 guests thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and we look forward to hosting our second Ladies’ Lunch on Sunday 28 February 2016.
The Easter Bunny hopped along to Quarriers Village for our Spring Fayre and Easter egg Trail in April 2015, and brought a few friends with him! This year’s event was the busiest yet, with families taking part in the Easter egg trail, painting eggs and enjoying treats in the pop-up café.
The day was a great success and raised a fantastic £1,240. We would like to say an extra special thank you to Direct Line Group, Balfour Beatty, GE Oil and Gas and Scottish Water for donating Easter eggs.