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Contents                                  Financial Statements
                                          for the year ended 31 March 2007


                                          The Miscarriage
                                          Association


Company Information                 1


Report of the Board of Trustees     2


Report of the Auditors              9


Statement of Financial Activities   11


Balance Sheet                       12


Notes to the Financial Statements   13


Management Information              22
THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
COMPANY INFORMATION
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2007
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES                     B Hepworth-Jones       Chair
                                      A de Verteuil          Vice Chair
                                      C Williams-Racz        Vice Chair
                                      P Kerry
                                      S McPherson
                                      A Walton
                                      P Wright


SECRETARY                             R Bender Atik


REGISTERED OFFICE                     c/o Clayton Hospital
                                      Northgate
                                      WAKEFIELD
                                      WF1 3JS


AUDITORS                              Mazars LLP
                                      Mazars House
                                      Gelderd Road
                                      Gildersome
                                      LEEDS
                                      LS27 7JN


CHARITY NUMBER                        1076829




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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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The Board of Trustees present their report with the audited financial statements for the period 1 April
2006 to 31 March 2007.

Trustees’ Responsibilities

Law applicable to incorporated charities requires the Trustees to prepare financial statements for
each financial year according to the Charities Act 1993 and Companies Act 1985 which give a true
and fair view of the charity’s financial activities during the year and of its financial position at the end
of the year.

In preparing the financial statements, the Trustees are required to:

   select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;

   make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;

   prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume
    that the charity will continue in operation.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for keeping proper accounting records which disclose with
reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the charity and to enable them to ensure that
the financial statements comply with the Charities Act 1993 and Companies Act 1985. It is also
responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charity and hence for taking reasonable steps for the
prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

The trustees also confirm that they do not know of any relevant audit information that has not been
disclosed to the charity’s auditors, having taken all possible steps to make themselves aware of such
information and pass it on to the auditors.

Principal Aims and Objectives

The Miscarriage Association acknowledges the distress associated with pregnancy loss and strives to
make a positive difference to those it affects. It aims to provide support and information to those
affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, to raise public awareness of the subject of pregnancy
loss and to promote good practice in hospital and community-based healthcare and in medical
practice.

Organisational Structure

The Miscarriage Association is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, registered as a charity
with the Charity Commission.

The company is managed by its directors, who comprise its Board of Trustees, in accordance with its
Memorandum and Articles of Association and within the provisions of the Charities Act 1993 and the
Companies Act 1985 and the recommendations and requirements of the Charity Commissioners. A
copy of the company’s Memorandum and Articles is available from the registered office.

The Board of Trustees has overall legal and financial responsibility for The Miscarriage Association
and is responsible for the employment of all staff. It comprises between 4 and 12 members and there
is provision for the co-option of additional members as well as for the setting up of sub-committees.

The National Director supervises and is responsible for all staff, as well as for the day-to-day
management of The Miscarriage Association. She acts as company secretary and is accountable to
the Board of Trustees.




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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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The Miscarriage Association is a membership organisation with membership open to all who agree
with its aims, objectives and governing document. Membership is open to individuals, groups and
organisations on payment of an annual fee. This fee may be reduced or waived in certain
circumstances and membership is never refused because of inability to pay.

All members are entitled to vote at general, special and emergency meetings.                Groups and
organisations have only one vote and must elect a representative for this purpose.

Induction and Training of Trustees

The Miscarriage Association has a clear policy and procedure for the recruitment, selection and
induction of Trustees, which runs alongside our equalities policy.

We advertise Trustee vacancies in membership mailings, on our website and in other relevant
professional and volunteering publications, mailings and websites. Potential candidates are provided
with clear information about the charity and the roles and responsibilities of Trustees, and are
required to complete an application form, including references, as well as a self-assessment form to
highlight relevant skills and experience. They are invited to attend one or more Trustee meetings as
an observer, together with a Trustee mentor. We take up references and verify qualifications if
relevant and if all is satisfactory they are co-opted to the Board, with continuing support from their
mentor.

There is a probation period of three meetings (to include teleconferences), following which there is a
review meeting with the Chair and mentor. Co-opted Trustees are eligible for election to the Board of
Trustees at the AGM following their successful probation period. All Trustees are expected to review
their own training needs and are invited to attend appropriate training, funded by the charity.

Review of Activities

The Miscarriage Association’s Trustees work to a three-year strategic plan comprising charitable
activity, organisation and finance. In the year 2006/2007, Trustees monitored progress throughout
the year, with a final review in March 2007, when they produced an updated plan for 2007/2010.
Monitoring and review processes were further informed by an ongoing monitoring and evaluation
programme which provided valuable feedback from service users.

During the year staff and volunteers worked successfully towards achieving the charity’s aims and
objectives through the provision of accessible high-quality services. We managed a staff vacancy by
running one fully staffed helpline rather than two for part of the year in order to ensure that calls were
always answered by a skilled helpline worker. In addition to maintaining traditional means of access
to our services, we responded to changing patterns of service use by further development of our web-
based services. We also continued to develop information for people with little or no English and for
people with special needs.

The Miscarriage Association was highly commended by the judges of the GlaxoSmithKline
Community Health IMPACT Awards 2007. Charities are judged on Innovation, Management,
Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting need and The M.A. was considered to be
one of the top 24 of the 324 charities that applied.

Key achievements during the year were:

Support:
 provision of a high quality helpline service, operating five days per week, providing a swift,
  sympathetic and informed response by telephone, letter and electronic mail on subjects relating to
  pregnancy loss;
 continuing development of a UK-wide network of peer support volunteers, improving volunteer
  recruitment, training and support and recruiting 23 new support volunteers;
 publishing an informative quarterly members’ newsletter, a much-valued source of support and
  information; and making extracts available on-line;
 major development of the support section of our website.


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Information:
 publication in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the research we
   commissioned into biological, behavioural and lifestyle risk factors for early miscarriage,
   generating worldwide media interest;
 publishing a range of 19 leaflets, including 6 bi-lingual versions of our most widely-read leaflet, all
   printed in clear typeface and also available in large print; and beginning a project to research the
   need for materials in additional languages;
 production and piloting of draft versions of our most widely-read leaflet, one for people with
   learning disabilities and one for deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language;
 making all leaflets available on our website, free to read and download;
 over 57,000 leaflets sent by request to hospitals, health centres and individuals
 a further 2,300 visits per month to the leaflet pages on our website
 major revision and re-launch of The Miscarriage Association website, with significantly improved
   content, design and accessibility, incorporating guidelines from the RNIB.

Awareness:
 maintaining a high public profile for the charity and for the subject of pregnancy loss, with 69
  requests from the broadcast and printed media for expert comment, background information and
  case studies; there were a further 81 media reports worldwide of the research we commissioned
  on risk factors for early miscarriage
 collaborative work with other baby-loss charities to raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss
  through the UK–wide Babyloss Awareness Week;
 an excellent internet profile, with links from other websites, so that we feature highly on search
  engines
 exhibition stands at a range of events, including a Health Fair targeting the Asian community and
  the EIDO Patient Communication Conference.

Good practice:
 running a major conference for health professionals, entitled Pregnancy loss: policies, practice and
  problems in association with the Royal College of Nursing and funded by the Department of
  Health;
 working with the Royal College of Nursing and the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium
  Management to plan a series of study days on the sensitive disposal of fetal remains;
 presentations at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Family Planning and
  Reproductive Healthcare conference; to 800 delegates at the Primary Care 2006 conference and
  exhibition; and at a Bereavement and Loss course run by and for the Royal Navy
 provision of consultation for NHS Hospital Trusts on management of services for patients with
  pregnancy loss and on policy and practice for the sensitive disposal of fetal remains;
 reviewing and advising on patient information produced by other organisations; and advising on
  professional guidelines for the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Obstetricians and
  Gynaecologists, SANDS and the Association of Early Pregnancy Units;
 advising on research proposals for the NHS (Research & Development), the National Institute for
  Health Research, Wellbeing of Women, and others;
 providing training for volunteers who wish to represent the patient perspective on pregnancy loss
  in local NHS Trusts.

Organisation:
 regular review of the charity’s accessibility for people with disabilities;
 a rolling programme to monitor and evaluate the charity’s services, implementing recommended
  changes where possible.

Plans for the future include:
 maintaining a high-quality helpline service five days a week;
 further development of volunteer recruitment, training and support, with a continuing emphasis on
   distance learning;
 publishing and promoting a new leaflet for people with learning disabilities and another for deaf
   people whose first language is British Sign Language;

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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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 reporting on the need for information and support materials in additional languages, including
  consideration of the format in which they are produced and the best means of dissemination;
 producing an audio version of our most widely-used leaflet for downloading as audio-files from our
  website and on CD;
 working with the Royal College of Nursing and the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium to run
  study days on sensitive disposal of fetal remains, prior to revising joint national guidelines;
 collaborative work with the relevant professional organisations, government departments, hospitals
  and charities to improve care for couples who experience pregnancy loss;
 collaboration with other charities to raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss.

Collaborative Working

The Miscarriage Association is an independently constituted organisation and is not dependent on
any other party for its activities. Collaborative work with other charities and organisations is, however,
a key part of its ethos. During the year The Miscarriage Association worked collaboratively with the
Royal Colleges of Nursing and of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; with the Department of Health;
with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management; and with the Association of Early
Pregnancy Units. We worked with baby-loss charities Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC), the
Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, SANDS and the support website babyloss.com to promote national
Babyloss Awareness Week in October 2006 and together began organising a similar event for 2007.

The Miscarriage Association continued to respond to requests for expert opinion and the consumer
viewpoint. We provided expert opinion to four NHS Hospital Trusts on management of services for
patients with pregnancy loss and on policy and practice for the sensitive disposal of fetal remains; and
offered support to a clinician in Brazil regarding setting up local support services for miscarriage
patients. We acted as external assessors for research proposals on behalf of the NHS (Research &
Development), the National Institute for Health Research, and Wellbeing of Women and advised on
three draft research proposals. We reviewed and advised on patient information for the RCOG, the
National Childbirth Trust, BUPA and two patient websites; and advised on professional guidelines for
the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, SANDS and the
Association of Early Pregnancy Units. We were invited by the RCOG to contribute a tutorial to their
new on-line training and tutorial system.

Accounts

The Miscarriage Association’s accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Statement of
Recommended Practice for Charity Accounting issued by the Charity Commissioners (revised 2005).
This necessitates the following practice: -

 income has been defined in terms of Restricted Funds, received for specific purposes, and
  General Funds, which may be freely used for the purpose of The Association. There is a further
  subdivision between income from generated funds, including grants and donations; income from
  activities to generate funds, such as fundraising events; and income from activities to further the
  charity’s objects, such as leaflet sales and conferences.
 expenditure is categorised into the cost of generating funds, charitable expenditure in furtherance
  of the charity’s objects, and governance costs. These are further subdivided to distinguish
  between the costs of direct activity and the support costs relating to those activities.
 the Association had 30 branches (i.e. support groups) during the year. Branch income and
  expenditure are incorporated in The Association’s accounts but it should be noted that these funds
  are held by and for the use of those branches alone and are classed as Restricted Funds.
  Fourteen branches held no funds at all during the year. Donations from branches to The
  Association’s General Fund are entirely at the discretion of those branches.

Financial Review

The Miscarriage Association continued its policy of managing its resources wisely in the year to 31
March 2007, enabling it to maintain a high level of service provision and to make provision for the
future.



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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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During the year we noted changes in both income and expenditure levels and trends compared with
2005/06. Overall income reduced by 4% and expenditure by 7%, largely reflecting the ending of some
specific projects.

While income from government grants, membership fees and members’ donations decreased, we
noted a significant increase in income from other donations and grants, including those from
companies and trusts; this was especially marked in general (unrestricted) income which increased by
£19,000 on the previous year. This was counter-balanced by the reduction in restricted funds, as
funding for specific projects came to an end. We noted a drop of 11% in income from sales of
leaflets to hospitals and clinics, almost certainly due to NHS financial constraints, and this is likely to
be a continuing trend.

We increased income from a range of fundraising activities, particularly the London Marathon, all of
which carry the added benefit of raising the charity’s profile. We continued to maximise the value of
all of our funds with a mix of instant access and high interest savings accounts. The combination of
earned, investment and fundraising income constituted 56% of The Miscarriage Association’s general
(unrestricted) income for the year.

Restricted income during the year was for three specific projects, two of which will be completed only
in 2007/08. It also included branch income, and it should be noted that branch funds, which are
incorporated into these accounts, are held and used by those branches alone.

The overall decrease in expenditure reflected the completion of some specific projects in the previous
year and reduced spending on others, including running one rather than two conferences for health
professionals, funded by the Department of Health. With the end of time-limited funding for the
volunteers development project, we transferred the costs of volunteer management and training to
general expenditure, using designated reserves. We noted increased expenditure on fundraising,
although this was more than compensated for by increased income from donations and fundraising
events. Governance costs also showed a slight increase, mainly because they had been subsidised
by project costs in 2005/06.

In general, the financial statements show a surplus of general funds for the year, which has enabled
us to increase our General Reserve Fund and to designate some of these General Reserves for key
projects where time-limited restricted funding has ended. The restricted fund balance carried forward
at the year end is for specific projects only.

As always the generously donated services of all of our volunteers enable us to keep the costs of
providing direct charitable support relatively low – an estimated saving of 46% of service provision
and support costs. We greatly appreciate the financial and moral support provided by our donors,
members and friends. We are fortunate too in the dedication of staff and Trustees who manage the
Association’s limited resources with great care.

The Miscarriage Association continues to develop its services in response to both continuing and
changing needs for support and information in the sensitive area of pregnancy loss. We need to be
equally responsive to changing financial climates, developing a more sustainable income base from a
mix of fundraising, donated and earned income and ensuring that we have sufficient reserves to
enable us to cope with the uncertain funding futures faced by many charities. This is the way to
secure the future of The Miscarriage Association for as long as it is needed.

Reserves Policy

In accordance with the Charity Commission’s recommended practice, The Miscarriage Association
has succeeded in building up its General Reserve Fund in order to provide a sound financial base for
its future operations. In addition to ensuring the continuance of existing core services, this allows
both for developing new programmes and services and for maintaining projects beyond the period for
which they have specific restricted funding. The Trustees thus designated £28,400 for the volunteers’
development project for the year 2006/07 with a commitment to further funding in the following year if
separate funds are not secured.


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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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The Trustees set a minimum General Reserves target for 2006/2007 of six months’ running costs
(£97,804) plus a contingency fund in the event of the charity having to terminate its operations
(£61,020). The total of £158,824 was achieved by the year-end. The Trustees have reviewed the
reserves policy and set a revised target of three months’ running costs plus costs of closure, effective
from April 2007.

Additional restricted fund reserves are for use for specific projects only, all to be expended during the
financial year beginning 1 April 2007.

Trustees

The directors of The Miscarriage Association are referred to in the company’s Memorandum and
Articles of Association and in this report as its Trustees. The Board of Trustees must comprise no
fewer than four and no more than twelve people, all of whom must be members of The Miscarriage
Association. Members of the Board of Trustees are elected at the Annual General Meeting and may
serve for a period of up to three years. At the Annual General Meeting at least one third of the
Trustees must retire although they may seek re-election.

The Board of Trustees met six times and held three telephone conferences in the year ended 31
March 2007. Members of the Board of Trustees during the period to the date of this report were as
listed below:

                                                  Appointed                Resigned
B Hepworth-Jones         (Chair)
A de Verteuil            (Vice Chair)
C Williams-Racz          (Vice Chair)             July 2006
M D Inott                                                                  January 2007
P Kerry                                           January 2007
S McPherson
A Walton
P Wright

No Trustee held any beneficial interest in the charity during the period under review.

Risk Assessment

The Trustees conduct an annual risk assessment for The Miscarriage Association, reviewing potential
areas of risk and, where appropriate, developing and/or strengthening policies and systems to
mitigate against risks. Areas reviewed included financial, strategic, operational, environmental and
regulatory.

Contribution of Volunteers

During the year, volunteers continued to make a significant contribution to the work of The
Miscarriage Association. A UK-wide network of 111 support volunteers, with personal experience of
pregnancy loss, provided telephone support and ran support groups. Fifty-six of these volunteers
provided specialist support for those with a particular experience of loss, such as late miscarriage,
ectopic pregnancy, or loss after fertility treatment, and 22 provided support via an out of hours service
when the helpline was not staffed. A team of eight regional co-ordinators trained, selected and
mentored new and established support volunteers. Other volunteers provided media interviews,
reviewed books for the newsletter, provided the user perspective to health and social care
professionals, fundraised, edited the newsletter and managed the website. All Trustees are, by
definition, volunteers.

The Miscarriage Association estimates that the value of support volunteers and regional co-ordinators
in 2006/07 (based on the median national wage) was £54,277.




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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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Fundraising

The Miscarriage Association continued successfully to raise funds from a mix of sources. Even
without the significant support of the Big Lottery Fund (£19,926 in 2005/06), we achieved the same
overall level of income as in the previous year, apart from a drop in branch income which is raised,
held and used by branches alone.

Government funding, donations and grants from trusts and companies constituted 41% of income, as
in 2005/06, although 82% of this income was received in general rather than restricted funds – a
significantly higher proportion than in 2005/06 (65%). Earned income from fees and sales made up
26% of the overall total, while fundraising activities brought in a further 25% of income and bank
interest provided 5%. We actively encouraged tax-effective giving, whether through payroll giving
schemes or through donations and sponsorship, and the resulting Gift Aid revenue constituted 4% of
overall income.

Auditors

A resolution to re-appoint Mazars as auditors will be proposed at the forthcoming annual general
meeting.

Approved by the Directors on 2 September 2007
and signed on their behalf by




Chair: B Hepworth-Jones




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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE
MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
___________________________________________________________________


We have audited the financial statements of The Miscarriage Association for the year ended 31 March
2007 which comprise the Statement of Financial Activities and Balance Sheet and related notes.
These financial statements have been prepared under the accounting policies set out therein.

This report is made solely to the company’s members, as a body, in accordance with Section 235 of
the Companies Act 1985. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the
company’s members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditors’ report and for no
other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to
anyone other than the company and the company’s members as a body, for our audit work, for this
report, or for the opinions we have formed.

Respective responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and auditors

As described in the Statement of Trustees’ Responsibilities, the Trustees, who are also the directors
of The Miscarriage Association, are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements in
accordance with applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United Kingdom
Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).

Our responsibility is to audit the financial statements in accordance with relevant legal and regulatory
requirements and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland).

We report to you our opinion as to whether the financial statements give a true and fair view, whether
the financial statements are properly prepared in accordance with the Companies Act 1985 and
whether the information given in the Trustees’ Report is consistent with the financial statements. We
also report to you if, in our opinion, the company has not kept proper accounting records, if we have
not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit, or if information specified by
law regarding Trustees’ remuneration and transactions with the charity is not disclosed.

We read the Report of the Trustees and consider the implications for our report if we become aware
of any apparent misstatements within it.

Basis of Audit Opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland)
issued by the Auditing Practices Board. An audit includes examination, on a test basis, of evidence
relevant to the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. It also includes an assessment of
the significant estimates and judgements made by the Trustees in the preparation of the financial
statements, and whether the accounting policies are appropriate to the charitable company’s
circumstances, consistently applied and adequately disclosed.

We planned and performed our audit so as to obtain all the information and explanations which we
considered necessary in order to provide us with sufficient evidence to give reasonable assurance as
to whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or
other irregularity or error. In forming our opinion we also evaluated the overall adequacy of the
presentation of information in the financial statements.




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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE
MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
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Opinion

 the financial statements give a true and fair view, in accordance with United Kingdom Generally
  Accepted Accounting Practice, of the state of the charitable company’s affairs as at 31 March 2007
  and of its incoming resources and application of resources, including its income and expenditure,
  for the year then ended
 the financial statements have been properly prepared in accordance with the Companies Act 1985
 the information given in the Report of the Trustees is consistent with the financial statements




Mazars LLP
Chartered Accountants
and Registered Auditors
LEEDS


Dated: 2 September 2007




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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2007
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                                                    General        Restricted
                                         Notes       Funds            Funds             2007         2006
                                                          £                 £              £            £
INCOMING RESOURCES

Incoming resources from generated
funds:
Membership fees                              4       12,275                 -         12,275        13,369
Members’ donations                                    5,781             1,030          6,811        11,118
Government grants                            5       12,000             7,500         19,500        23,200
Other donations and grants                   6       52,927             7,080         60,007        55,633
Branch income                               10            -             7,013          7,013        15,571

Activities for generating funds:
Fundraising activities                       9       52,243                  -        52,243        42,707
Sales                                        7        3,102                  -         3,102         3,572

Investment income                                    10,258                  -        10,258         8,464

Incoming resources from charitable
activities:
Sales                                        7       37,462                 -         37,462        41,946
Other income                                 8        2,560                 -          2,560         4,215
Total incoming resources                            188,608            22,623        211,231       219,795

RESOURCES EXPENDED

Cost of Generating Funds
Fundraising                                 11       30,291             4,739         35,030        31,428

Charitable activities
Service provision                           12      107,224            10,784        118,008       137,466

Governance costs                            13       37,478               252         37,730        35,872

Total resources expended                    15      174,993            15,775        190,768       204,766

Net movement in funds                       17       13,615             6,848         20,463        15,029
Fund balances brought forward at
1 April 2006                                        221,622            17,324        238,946       223,917

Fund Balances carried forward
at 31 March 2007                            23      235,237            24,172        259,409       238,946


The Statement of Financial Activities has been prepared on the basis that all operations are
continuing operations.

There are no gains or losses other than those reported in the Statement of Financial Activities.




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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31 MARCH 2007
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                                         Notes                    2007                 2006
                                                           £         £          £         £

Fixed Assets

Tangible assets                            18                     2,669                3,047

Current Assets

Debtors                                                2,705                2,867
Stocks                                     19         16,489               13,216
Cash at bank and in hand                   20        235,428              214,937
Branch funds                               21         10,858               13,111
                                                     265,480              244,131
Creditors: Amounts falling due within
           one year                        22         (8,740)              (8,232)

Net current assets                                              256,740              235,899
Total assets less current liabilities                           259,409              238,946

Net assets                                                      259,409              238,946

Reserves
Restricted funds                           23                    24,172               17,324
General funds                              25                   206,837              221,622
Designated fund                            26                    28,400                    -
Total funds                                24                   259,409              238,946


Approved by the Board of Trustees on 2 September 2007
and signed on their behalf by



B Hepworth-Jones - Chair



A de Verteuil - Vice Chair




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THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2007
___________________________________________________________________

1    Accounting policies

     (a)    Accounting Convention

            The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention and in
            accordance with applicable accounting standards and the Statement of
            Recommended Practice (SORP) – Accounting and Reporting by Charities (revised
            March 2005).

     (b)    Income and Expended Resources

            The accounts are prepared on an accruals basis. Income and expenditure are
            shown on the Statement of Financial Activities in the period in which they are
            receivable and expended unless a deferment is required as a condition of the
            benefactor’s grant or donation.

     (c)    Allocation of costs

            Where costs can be directly related to an activity heading in the SOFA, they are so
            classified. Where costs cannot be directly attributed, they are allocated on a basis
            which is appropriate to the use of the resource (see note 14).

     (d)    General Funds

            General Funds represent unrestricted monies donated, granted or raised for the
            pursuit of The Association’s general charitable objectives. The Association may
            nominate unrestricted funds as Designated Funds with the intention of using these
            funds for particular purposes. Designated Funds, however, remain part of the
            charity’s General Funds and may be used for any of The Association’s general
            objectives.

     (e)    Restricted Funds

            Restricted Funds represent monies donated and granted to or raised by The
            Association for specified purposes and which may not be used for any other
            purposes without the agreement of the benefactors or Charity Commissioners.
            Consequently, these do not form part of The Association’s General Fund.

     (f)    Tangible Fixed Assets

            The Association’s tangible fixed assets are held solely for the purpose of pursuing its
            charitable objectives.

            Depreciation is provided at the following annual rates in order to write off the cost of
            each asset over its estimated useful life.

            Computer and telephone equipment         25% straight line
            Office furniture and equipment           20% reducing balance

     (g)    Stocks

            Stock is valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value on a first in, first out
            basis.




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     (g)    Repairs and Renewals

            Repairs and renewals are charged directly against revenue.


     (h)    Pensions

             The pension costs charged in the financial statements represent the contributions
             payable by the Association during the year in accordance with FRS 17.

     (i)    Lease commitments

            Rentals paid under operating leases are charged to the profit and loss account on a
            straight-line basis over the lease term.

2    Income - General Funds

     This income is attributable to the grants, fees and other unrestricted income and from the
     general activities of The Association.


3    Taxation

     Taxation has not been provided as the charity qualifies for exemption under Section 505 ICTA
     1988.


4    Membership Fees

     Membership includes income from the Ectopic Pregnancy Support Network which forms part
     of The Association’s general unrestricted fund.


5    Government Grants                                                     Total          Total
                                         General       Restricted         Funds          Funds
                                          Funds           Funds            2007           2006
                                               £                £              £              £

     Department of Health Core Grant      12,000                 -       12,000          15,000
     Department of Health
      (Accessibility Project Grant)             -           7,500          7,500               -
     Department of Health
      (Volunteers Project Grant)               -                -             -           8,200
                                          12,000            7,500        19,500          23,200




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6   Other donations and grants                General       Restricted
                                               Funds           Funds     2007        2006
    Incoming resources from generated               £                £      £           £
    funds

    Lloyds TSB Foundation for England &
    Wales                                               -       7,080     7,080          -
    D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust                   5,000           -     5,000          -
    GlaxoSmithKline                                 5,000           -     5,000          -
    BBC “The Weakest Link” c/o Stacey
    Haynes                                          4,025           -     4,025          -
    IPC Media (Practical Parenting)                 2,731           -     2,731      2,497
    Andrew Bunn & friends                           1,653           -     1,653          -
    J & R Birtwhistle                               1,130           -     1,130          -
    The Marshall Family & friends                   1,055           -     1,055          -
    Babyloss                                        1,000           -     1,000      1,000
    Keith Capstick & friends                          950           -       950          -
    Mark Parsons & friends                            840           -       840          -
    Jo Hiscock & friends                              720           -       720          -
    James Heather & friends                           600           -       600          -
    Marsh Christian Trust                             550           -       550          -
    Alan Dick & friends                               501           -       501          -
    Alastair Scott                                    500           -       500          -
    Mr J Sharp                                        500           -       500          -
    A Muncey                                          480           -       480          -
    Georgina Simmons & friends                        440           -       440          -
    Zoe Slack & friends                               400           -       400          -
    TNT employees                                     342           -       342          -
    Collins, Benson, Goldhill LLP                     300           -       300          -
    Sovereign Health Care Charitable
    Trust                                            250            -      250           -
    JAH Norman Trust                                 250            -      250         250
    Stella Symons Charitable Trust                   200            -      200         200
    Big Lottery Fund                                   -            -        -      19,926
    Goldsmiths’ Company                                -            -        -       2,000
    Lifeblood                                          -            -        -       1,000
    H & I Bartlett & M Stripp                          -            -        -         873
    Masterfoods (Mars UK Ltd)                          -            -        -         800
    Congleton Ladies Circle                            -            -        -         750
    Great Midlands Fun Run Ltd                         -            -        -         750
    Masterlease                                        -            -        -         574
    Leeds Hospital Fund Charitable Trust               -            -        -         500
    Skala Marketing Ltd                                -            -        -         500
    Soroptimists International:
    Cannock District                                    -           -           -     450
    Reading Deaf Social Club
    (L Portsmouth)                                   -              -         -        410
    Mr & Mrs Colyer                                  -              -         -        400
    J & F Furmston & friends                         -              -         -        400
    E Twomey                                         -              -         -        350
    W & P Fitzpatrick                                -              -         -        305
    Co-operative Group                               -              -         -        250
    Salad Seminars Limited                           -              -         -        250
    Elkhaven Charitable Trust                        -              -         -        150
    Miscellaneous                               23,510              -    23,510     21,048
                                                52,927          7,080    60,007     55,633



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7    Sales                                                                     2007           2006
                                                                                   £                £
     Incoming resources from charitable activities
     Leaflets and tapes                                                       37,462        41,946
                                                                              37,462        41,946

     Activities for generating funds
     Books                                                                        10             -
     Pin badges                                                                   20           140
     Christmas cards and notelets                                              3,072         3,432
                                                                               3,102         3,572



8    Other Income                                                              2007           2006
                                                                                  £              £
     Bereavement Project Conference:
      delegate fees                                                            2,000         3,825
     AGM fees                                                                    560           390
                                                                               2,560         4,215


9    Fundraising Activities                                                    2007           2006
                                                                                  £              £

     “Foodie” Fundraiser                                                       1,528           484
     London Marathon                                                          48,754        39,537
     Lights of Love                                                              145           143
     Raffle                                                                      964         1,591
     New York Marathon                                                           852           952
                                                                              52,243        42,707

10   Branch Income and Expenditure

     The income and expenditure of the branches of The Association have been incorporated into
     these accounts. This is restricted income and expenditure for the use of the branches alone.




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11     Fundraising                                      General         Restricted
                                                         Funds             Funds             2007            2006
                                                              £                  £              £               £
       Salaries and office costs:
        Costs directly allocated to activities           24,654                    -      24,654       20,731
        Support costs allocated to activities             5,637                    -       5,637        6,176

       Branch expenditure:
        Costs directly allocated to activities                -                4,739       4,739        4,521
                                                          30,291                4,739      35,030       31,428

12     Service Provision                                General         Restricted
                                                         Funds             Funds             2007            2006
                                                              £                  £              £               £
       Salaries and office costs:
        Costs directly allocated to activities           85,198                6,509      91,707      102,772
        Support costs allocated to activities            22,026                    -      22,026       28,587

       Branch expenditure:
        Costs directly allocated to activities                -                4,275       4,275        6,107
                                                         107,224               10,784     118,008      137,466

13     Governance                                       General         Restricted
                                                         Funds             Funds             2007            2006
                                                              £                  £              £               £
       Salaries and office costs:
        Costs directly allocated to activities           30,821                    -      30,821       28,083
        Support costs allocated to activities             6,657                    -       6,657        7,577

       Branch expenditure:
        Costs directly allocated to activities                -                 252          252          212
                                                          37,478                 252       37,730       35,872

14     Support costs

       The support costs of the charity consist of the items of cost shown below.

       Support costs are allocated on the basis of staff time, usage (e.g. of equipment), shared costs and
       floor area as set out below.
                                                                     Service
                                                                   provision
                                     Basis of                              &                         Total           Total
Item of cost          Notes        allocation     Fundraising       support         Governance       2007            2006
                                                              £           £                 £           £               £
Staff costs            (a)         Staff time            742          7,147              1,304       9,193          11,657

Administration &
office costs                          Usage              732          3,336               846        4,914           6,299

Management costs                      Usage               22             45                  -         67              27

Finance costs          (b)     Shared costs            1,969          1,966              1,968       5,903           6,108

Premises &
equipment                         Floor area           1,457          8,816              2,539      12,812          16,875

Depreciation                          Usage              715            716                  -       1,431           1,374
                                                       5,637         22,026              6,657      34,320          42,340


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14   Support costs (continued)

     Notes:

     a)    Staff costs are generally allocated on the basis of staff time spent on service provision
           support, but occasionally on the basis of direct expenditure (e.g. recruitment costs).
     b)    Finance support costs cover all areas of activity and are allocated equally between
           expenditure categories.

15   Total Resources Expended               Staff        Depreciation/                       Total         Total
                                           costs          Amortisation     Other            funds         funds
                                                        of fixed assets    costs             2007          2006
                                                 £                   £        £                 £             £


     Fundraising                         10,177                   715     24,138         35,030          31,428
     Service Provision                   65,923                   716     51,369        118,008         137,466
     Governance                          21,770                     -     15,960         37,730          35,872
                                         97,870                 1,431     91,467        190,768         204,766


16    Staff costs                                                                   2007              2006
                                                                                       £                 £

      Wages and salaries                                                           87,540            87,057
      Social security costs                                                         7,913             7,690
      Pension contributions                                                         2,417             2,281
                                                                                   97,870            97,028


      The average number of employees was:                                    Number             Number

      Full time                                                                        3                 3

      Part time                                                                        2                 3

      No employee earned £60,000 or more per annum


17    Net movement in funds
                                                                                    2007              2006
                                                                                       £                 £
      Net movement in funds is stated after charging:
      Depreciation of owned assets in general funds                                 1,431             1,375

      Auditors’ remuneration:
       for audit work                                                               2,444             2,350
       for accountancy and advisory work                                            5,288             5,555

      Directors’ emoluments and other benefits                                          -                 -




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18   Tangible Fixed Assets                                             Computer
                                                             Office         and
                                                      Furniture and   Telephone
                                                        Equipment     Equipment     Total
                                                                  £           £        £

     Cost
     At 1 April 2006                                         7,545       12,155   19,700
     Additions                                                   -        1,053    1,053
     At 31 March 2007                                        7,545       13,208   20,753

     Depreciation
     At 1 April 2006                                         6,581       10,072   16,653
     Depreciation charge for the year                          193        1,238    1,431
     At 31 March 2007                                        6,774       11,310   18,084

     Net book values
     At 31 March 2007                                          771        1,898    2,669

     At 31 March 2006:                                         964        2,083    3,047


19   Stocks                                                                2007     2006
                                                                              £        £

     Publicity materials                                                    317       796
     Stationery                                                           1,454       812
     Leaflets and tapes                                                  12,591    10,446
     Fundraising stock                                                    2,127     1,162
                                                                         16,489    13,216



20   Cash at bank and in hand
     Co-operative Bank current and deposit accounts                      11,344    23,130
     CAF Bank                                                           108,977    82,064
     Birmingham Midshires Fixed Rate Selector Account                   115,085   109,727
                                                                        235,406   214,921
     Cash in hand                                                            22        16
                                                                        235,428   214,937

21   Branch Funds

     These are held as cash and bank balances at the branches.




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22   Creditors – Amounts falling due within one year                              2007              2006
                                                                                     £                 £

     Bank overdraft (current account)                                             1,018             -
     Creditors                                                                      893         2,325
     Tax and National Insurance costs                                             2,175         2,219
     Accrued expenses                                                             4,654         3,368
     Deferred income                                                                  -           320
                                                                                  8,740         8,232


23   Reserves – Restricted Funds
                                                     Balance                                   Balance
                                                           at      Incoming      Outgoing            at
                                                     31.03.06         Funds        Funds       31.03.07
                                                           £             £                £           £
     Volunteers Development Project

       Members’ donations                                   -         1,030        (1,030)             -


     Department of Health
      Bereavement Project                              4,213              -        (3,019)      1,194

       Accessible Information Project                       -         7,500        (2,460)      5,040


     Lloyds TSB Foundation for England &
     Wales
       Improving Equity Of Access For Non
       English Speakers                                     -         7,080               -     7,080


     Branch Funds                                    13,111           7,013       (9,266)      10,858
                                                     17,324          22,623      (15,775)      24,172


     Volunteers Development Project
     A group of Miscarriage Association members makes regular donations in support of volunteer
     management, development and training.

     Department of Health – Bereavement Project
     The Department of health made a grant as part of its programme to support the development
     of bereavement services and patient care.

     Department of Health – Accessible Information Project
     The Department of health made a grant towards the production of two leaflets for people with
     specific communication needs.

     Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales – Improving Equity of
     Access for Non-English Speakers
     Lloyds TSB Foundation is funding a project to research the miscarriage information and
     support needs of people with little or no English.

     Branch Funds
     Branches provide support and comfort through the operation of local support groups.



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24   Analysis of Net Assets Between Funds

                                              Tangible
                                                 Fixed         Current                           Total
                                               Assets          Assets        Liabilities      31.03.07
                                                     £               £                 £             £
     Restricted funds
     Branch funds                                      -        10,858                 -       10,858
     Other funds                                       -        13,314                 -       13,314
     Total per Note 23                                 -        24,172                 -       24,172

     Unrestricted funds

     General funds                                2,669        212,908           (8,740)      206,837
     Designated fund                                  -         28,400                -        28,400
                                                  2,669        265,480           (8,740)      259,409

25   General Funds

     The Association’s assets and reserves do not belong to its members. On dissolution these
     must be distributed in accordance with the Memorandum of Association either to another charity
     with similar objects or to another body with prior agreement from the Charity Commission.

26   Designated Fund – Volunteers’ Development Project

               Balance at 31 March 2007                       £28,400

     During the year, the Trustees decided to designate a proportion of the Charity’s general funds
     to ensure continuity of the Volunteers’ Development Project.

27   Share Capital

     The charity is limited by guarantee and has no share capital. According to The Association’s
     Memorandum of Association each member is liable to pay no more than £1 towards its
     liabilities.

28   Transactions with Trustees

     The Association’s trustees received no remuneration for their services as directors of the
     charity. Travel, accommodation and administrative expenses totalling £2,253 (2006 - £525)
     were reimbursed to 8 (2006 - 7) trustees during the year.

29   Financial Commitments

     At 31 March 2007, The Association was committed to making the following payments under
     non-cancellable operating leases in the year to 31 March 2008: -
                                                                      Equipment
                                                                           £
     Operating leases which expire:
     Within 2 to 5 years                                                2,448

30   Pension costs

     The Association operates a defined contribution pension scheme. The assets of the scheme
     are held separately from those of the Association in an independently administered fund. The
     pension cost charge represents contributions payable by the Association to the fund and
     amounted to £2,417 (2006: £2,281).


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The management information on pages 22 to 29 does not form part of the statutory financial
statements.


Contents


Summary of expenditure                               23 - 24

Details of restricted funds                          25 - 29




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Summary of expenditure

                                                    2007      2006

Restricted Funds                                       £          £

Volunteers Development Project

   Members’ donations                               1,030     2,272
   Big Lottery Fund                                     -    19,926
   Department of Health                                 -     8,200


Department of Health

   Bereavement Project                              3,019    16,777
   Accessible Information Project                   2,460          -
                                                                  -

Sobell Foundation                                       -       280

Lifeblood                                               -     1,000

Skala Marketing                                         -       500

Co-operative Group                                      -       250

Branch Funds                                        9,266    10,841
                                                   15,775    60,046
General Fund (see overleaf)                       174,993   144,720
                                                  190,768   204,766




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General Fund                                           2007      2006
                                                          £         £
Core expenses
Wages and employers’ NIC                              94,029    71,157
Pension contributions                                  2,417     1,737
Staff recruitment and training                           222       536
Consultancy                                                -        64
Postage                                                6,295     6,218
Stationery and printing                                2,278     2,314
Telephone                                              2,745     2,634
General office expenses                                  693       550
Equipment hire                                         2,448     2,464
Newsletter production                                  4,125     3,815
Leaflets and tapes                                     6,987     5,897
Publicity and MAW costs                                  297       877
Volunteer costs (excluding salary costs)               3,314         -
Trustee costs                                          4,540     3,733
Monitoring and evaluation expenses                     1,795         -
Insurance                                              1,491       706
Legal fees                                                80        70
AGM Conference and annual report printing              2,852     3,463
Travel expenses                                          445       178
Fundraising costs                                     14,772    11,682
Accountancy and bookkeeping                            5,288     5,555
Audit                                                  2,444     2,350
Bank charges                                             615       552
Rent and cleaning                                      7,786     5,272
Light and heat                                         3,297       852
Repairs and maintenance                                  161       574
Moving expenses (Including Legal Fees)                     -     8,048
Books                                                      -        35
Computer software and maintenance                      1,931     1,587
Sundry expenses                                          215       299
Subscriptions                                              -       126
Depreciation of Fixed Assets                           1,431     1,375
                                                     174,993   144,720




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RESTRICTED FUNDS                                         2007                      2006
                                                     £           £             £               £

1   Volunteers’ Development Project

    Members
    Income - Members’ donations
    Income                                                   1,030                     1,167
    Transfer from General Funds                                  -                     1,105
                                                             1,030                     2,272
    Expenditure
    Salary and associated costs                 1030                        195
    Staff training                                 -                         42
    Staff travel, subsistence and
    Accommodation                                    -                      162
    Volunteers training:
     Venues and catering                             -                      151
    Travel and accommodation                         -                       51
    Rent, light & heat                               -                      271
    Post, telephone, fax and internet                -                      327
    General office costs                             -                       96
    Computer maintenance & upgrades                  -                       50
    Volunteer recruitment costs                      -                      437
    Printing, stationery and advertising             -                      246
    Management costs                                 -                      208
    Insurance                                        -      (1,030)          36           (2,272)
    Balance carried forward                                       -                           -



    A group of Miscarriage Association members makes regular donations in support of volunteer
    management, development and training. In 2006/2007 this was used exclusively to support the
    volunteers manager’s salary costs.




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                                                            2007                         2006
RESTRICTED FUNDS (continued)
                                                       £             £             £                 £
1   Volunteers Development Project
    (continued)

    Big Lottery Fund
    Income
    Grant instalments received                                       -                        19,926

    Expenditure
    Salary and associated costs                                      -                       (19,926)
    Balance carried forward                                          -                             -

    Department of Health
    Income
    Grant instalments received                                       -                          8,200

    Expenditure
    Salary and associated costs                        -                         783
    Staff training                                     -                         166
    Computer maintenance and upgrades                  -                         200
    Staff travel, subsistence and
     accommodation                                     -                         650
    Volunteers training:
     Venues and catering                               -                         602
     Travel and accommodation                          -                         204
     Rent, light and heat                              -                       1,086
    Post, telephone, fax and internet                  -                       1,308
    General office costs                               -                         386
    Printing, stationery and advertising               -                         984
    Volunteer recruitment costs                        -                         854
    Management costs                                   -                         833
    Insurance                                          -             -           144          (8,200)
    Balance carried forward                                          -                              -



    The Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Health supported the post of a full-time volunteers
    manager and additional project costs respectively over three years from 1 April 2003. Both
    grants were fully spent by 31 March 2006.




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RESTRICTED FUNDS (Continued)                                  2007                     2006
                                                         £           £            £              £
2   Department of Health
    Bereavement Project

    Balance brought forward                                      4,213
    Income
    Grant received                                                      -                  20,990

    Expenditure                                                                                  -
    Venue                                             1,749                    6,903
    Honoraria                                             -                    1,300
    Experiential                                          -                    2,050
    Travel and accommodation                            842                    3,493
    Delegate packs                                       34                      843
    Administration and management                       394     (3,019)        2,188      (16,777)
    Balance carried forward                                      1,194                      4,213


    The Department of Health made a grant of £21,355 in 2004/2005 as part of its programme to
    support the development of bereavement services and patient care. This grant funded two
    major conferences for health professionals in June and September 2005 and another in June
    2006, on difficult issues in caring for patients with pregnancy loss. The Department agreed
    that the remaining balance could be carried forward to 2007/2008 to support further joint
    conferences on the sensitive disposal of fetal remains.


                                                                  2007                        2006
                                                                     £                           £
3   Department of Health
    Accessible Information Project

    Income
    Grant received                                              7,500                            -

    Expenditure                                                 (2,460)                          -
    Balance carried forward                                      5,040                           -

    The Department of Health made a grant towards the production of two leaflets for people with
    specific communication needs: one for people with learning disabilities and one for profoundly
    deaf people whose first language is sign language. They agreed that the remaining balance
    could be carried forward to 2007/2008 to complete the project.

                                                                  2007                        2006
                                                                     £                           £
4   Lloyds TSB Foundation for England &
    Wales
    Improving Equity Of Access For Non
    English Speakers

    Income
    Grant received                                               7,080                           -
    Balance carried forward                                      7,080                           -

    Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales is funding a project to research the miscarriage
    information and support needs of people with little or no English. The grant was made in
    September 2006 and is to be spent, and the project completed, by September 2007.


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RESTRICTED FUNDS (Continued)                                           2007                 2006
                                                                          £                    £
5   Access and Awareness Project


    Sobell Foundation

    Balance brought forward                                               -                  280
    Income                                                                -                    -
                                                                          -                  280
    Expenditure
    Publicity                                                             -                 (280)
    Balance carried forward                                               -                    -


    The Sobell Foundation supported this project to raise awareness of and access to The
    Miscarriage Association’s services over several years. The balance was spent in 2005/2006,
    as agreed, on general publicity costs.


6   Lifeblood
                                                                       2007                  2006
    Leaflet sponsorship                                                    £                    £
    Income                                                                  -               1,000
    Expenditure                                                           -                (1,000)
    Balance carried forward                                                 -                   -

    In 2005/2006 The Miscarriage Association worked with the charity Lifeblood to produce the leaflet
    Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Pregnancy Loss and Lifeblood sponsored the costs of the leaflet
    production and publicity.


7   Skala Marketing
                                                                        2007                2006
                                                                           £                   £

    Leaflet sponsorship

    Income                                                                    -               500
    Expenditure                                                               -              (500)
    Balance carried forward                                                   -                 -

    In 2005/2006 Skala Marketing contributed £500 towards the production of a revised version of
    the leaflet Men and Miscarriage.




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RESTRICTED FUNDS (Continued)                                               2007                  2006
                                                                              £                     £
8   Co-operative Group

    Balloon release sponsorship

    Income                                                                    -                   250
    Expenditure                                                               -                  (250)
    Balance carried forward                                                   -                     -

    In 2005/2006 the Co-operative Group contributed £250 towards the costs of a balloon release
    by the Birmingham Branch of the Miscarriage Association during Babyloss Awareness Week
    2005.

                                                                 2007                     2006
                                                             £           £           £              £
9   Branch Funds

    Balance brought forward                                       13,111                    8,381
    Income                                                         7,013                   15,571
                                                                  20,124                   23,952
    Expenditure
    Direct charitable                                   4,275                     6,107
    Fundraising                                         4,739                     4,521
    Governance                                            252                       213
                                                                  (9,266)                 (10,841)
    Balance carried forward                                       10,858                   13,111


    Branches continued to provide support and comfort through the operation of local support
    groups and this continued to be their main purpose. While several branches were active in
    fundraising, most of these raised funds to provide meeting facilities, books and other supplies
    for their own group. Fourteen of the thirty branches held no funds at all during the accounting
    period. Branch funds are held and used by those branches alone.




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