80p of every £1 is used to beat cancer. The remaining 20p goes towards raising vital funds for the future.
Most of our income comes from donations. The vast majority of this money is spent on our groundbreaking research to help beat cancer sooner. A smaller amount is spent on our information and policy work, and we also invest some money into future fundraising, to make sure we can plan our research into the future. Donations through gifts left to us in Wills are especially important for this, and we’re developing new ways to raise money all the time to make sure we can reach our goal of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034.
For this calculation, we include money raised through regular donations, gifts left in Wills and sponsorship on events together with some other income, such as royalties from drugs we have developed. We exclude transactions where supporters buy something from us – either from our shops or in the form of registration for events like Race for Life.
Money raised: £537 million (this excludes income from our shops and registration fees from events – our total income in 2015/16 was £635 million)
Costs: £107 million (excluding the cost of running our shops and events)
This leaves £430 million available – 80% of the amount of money raised.