The Gazette - November 2020

Edited by Julie Leonard
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Treasurer’s Report

Recently we have received £6,000 in grants, with Linda taking over seamlessly from Julia’s work, maintaining our relationships with donors.

Large donations were received from the Michael Barnard Charitable Trust and the Geoff and Fiona Squire Foundation, both of whom have supported us with generous donations in the past.

As we have had to postpone so many of our events, our outgoings in the last financial year were much lower than usual.

Current state of finances – values at 25 September 2020.

Total funds, including bank accounts and investments, £94,982.

This includes funds held in bank accounts of £57,131.

Within these accounts we have restricted funds, given for specific purposes, of £5,613.

Also, some of these cash funds are held as credit for members after events were cancelled, £2,752 altogether. If the BCA holds some money on your behalf and you decide at any time that you would like it paid back then please let me know.

The value of our investments is £37,851.

We also have assets such as new chess sets and clocks and polo shirts. These have a value of £2,513.

Gill Smith, Treasurer