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Newsletters were £2,785 to £5,460.     department and sorting out some of
      Our postage of the Newsletter was      the problems with the invoices.
 Treasurer’s   of the pandemic. We have a printing   Last but not least, definitely not least,
      less than the previous year because
                                             Edith my wife. She checks the office
      machine in the office which cost a
                                             phone each night, ensuring that any
      lot of money because it can print the
 AGM REPORT  addresses on self-seal envelopes,   messages left on it are answered.
                                             That is in addition to supplying
      unfortunately it can't now because it’s
      broken and to replace it would cost    me with tea and biscuits when I'm
                                             working in the office at home.
 FINANCIAL REPORT FOR YEAR 1ST   approximately £14,000, being the
 FEBRUARY 2020 to 31st JANUARY 2021  replacement cost of a high specified   Finally the balance of the account
      machine. The current machine we        now stands at:
      don't require anymore and I think we   Current Account      £488.01
 I expected to be giving my spiel to a “live” audience this year but to no   should cut our losses and dispose
 avail. I have found it difficult especially as we were not able to hold any   of it. We can get the labels printed   Business Account   £488,758.62
 of our usual fund-raising activities – no afternoon teas (always good for   internally and thanks to our Trustee   Total  £489,246.63
 a gossip), no annual trip, (it would have been Llandudno), no Sponsored   Andrew, the post department in LGI   Thank you.
 Walk, and no Christmas Draw. I was also disappointed that the roof   will see that they get to the Post
      Office directly which is a lot easier for
 garden wasn't refurbished. We had agreed the cost (exhorbitant as it was)   the charity.   Alec McLean
 but it is after all one of our show stoppers. I am hoping that it will be the   Treasurer, Take Heart
 first job after the lockdown eases on 19th July.   Finally; ‘The Governance costs’ which
      if you don't know what they are (I
      didn't until the auditors explained
 Over the year we still managed   late payments from the previous year
 to continue to receive donations   which amounted to £1,028.   them to me), cover Auditor's Fees,
 amounting to £255,892 which   The costs of generating voluntary   expenses, telephone costs, legal and
 compared very favourably with last   income was Postage £912 from   professional fees, miscellaneous
 year, in fact it was £88,638 more. The   £8,344. Stationery is £626 from   expenses and depreciation of office
 General donations were £235,111   £3,249. Insurance £750 from £1,189,   equipment were £3,023 against
 against last year’s total of £123,283.   and repairs and renewals were £77   £5,007.
 In memory of donations were   from £686, resulting in a massive   Throughout this year I have been
 £19,111 against previous of £39,327   difference of £11,103.  receiving letters and acknowledging
 (control of mourners at funerals were   them and the donations keep coming
 responsible for smaller collections)   Costs of generating funds were   in from all areas. It never ceases to
 and collection boxes were £1,670   Hire of Halls and Transport from   amaze me how well the charity does
 against £4,644. Despite all the   £1,070 to £30. Sponsored Walk   and how much it is thought of. I
 problems our members continue   costs from £1,508 to nil. Christmas   would like to thank all the Trustees
 to send donations to the LGI on a   Draw expenses from £2,065 to £10.   for the work they do over the year.
 regular basis.  Quiz Night from £851 to nil, and   It has been a difficult year and they
 promotional items from £4,586 to   have responded wonderfully well.
 Membership fees were down as were   £2,528. Once again resulting in a
 the sale of promotional goods from   massive difference of £7,512.   I would also like to thank Gina's
 £5,956  to £1,213. Small change boxes   secretary Diane who has collected all
 down to £364 from £782. Although   The donation of equipment to   the mail for us and sent it on to my
 there was no sponsored walk over the   the LGI was £322,637 to £105,695   home address; she has also helped
 last financial year there were some   a difference of £216,942 and   by contacting the Credit Income

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