King's College Hospital Charity - Annual Report & Accounts 2019-20 - Flipbook - Page 22
The Board is satisfied that systems are in place and
control improvements underway to mitigate the
Charity’s exposure to risk and is committed to
keeping the identification and mitigation of risk
under continual review.
The Trustees are responsible for the appointment
of the Independent Auditors. Buzzacott LLP were
originally appointed for a three year term starting
with the 2016/17 audit.
The Charity benefits from a loyal supporter base,
principally individuals or groups who have benefitted
from the care delivered by the King’s College Hospitals.
Income is received across a wide spectrum including
individual donations, regular donations from
committed supporters, proceeds of fundraising events,
sponsored (principally sporting activities) and legacies.
We are committed to providing the highest possible
level of supporter care to our individuals and
organisations who are generous enough to lend their
support to our work. King’s College Hospital Charity
is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and we are
registered with the Fundraising Regulator and have
committed to uphold the Fundraising Code of Practice
in all of our activities. In the past year we have had no
complaints about our work.
As the Charity is registered with the Fundraising
Regulator, the Trustees have ensured that systems and
processes have been established to enable them to
report as follows:
The Trustees are not aware of any failure by the
Charity, or by any person acting on its behalf, to
comply with fundraising standards or scheme for
fundraising regulation that the Charity has voluntarily
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The Charity used temporary resources in support
of its fundraising activities during the period it was
recruiting its own fundraising staff, but these staff
were managed by senior managers of the Charity.
No fundraising has been carried out during the year
through a professional fundraiser or commercial
The Trustees monitor complaints received by the
Charity but no complaints were received in the
The Charity has a policy in place, which was recently
reviewed, setting out how it protects vulnerable
people and other members of the public from
is an unreasonable intrusion on a person’s privacy
is unreasonably persistent
places undue pressure on a person to give
money or other property.
Statement of Trustees’
The Trustees (who are also directors of King’s College
Hospital Charity for the purposes of company law)
are responsible for preparing the Trustees’ report and
financial statements in accordance with applicable law
and United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United
Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).
Company law requires the Trustees to prepare financial
statements for each financial year which give a true
and fair view of the state of affairs of the charitable
company and of the income and expenditure of the
charitable company for that period.
In preparing these financial statements, the Trustees
are required to:
select suitable accounting policies and then apply
observe the methods and principles in Accounting
and Reporting by Charities: Statement of