Update on Emergency Appeal
At the end of April we sent out an emergency fundraising appeal to our supporters and I am pleased to report that they have responded magnificently. We are immensely grateful to everyone who made donations and to all the supporters who make our work possible.
The response to the appeal by the end of May was better than we had expected, but the economic environment in which we operate remains difficult, and our services remain under a great deal of pressure. Other organisations working with our client group have suffered and in some cases ceased to operate. We will still need the help of our supporters in the coming months and years, but this appeal has given us a real boost. The extra money we have raised will help to give stability to our service provision over the next few years, and help to avoid a situation where our reserves become dangerously low. We are not a large charity and we rely on individual donors for the vast majority of our income so when things get tough we have to turn to our loyal supporters for help. On behalf of all the clients and staff of Freedom from Torture, thank you all once again for your generosity."
Rocio Roberts – Director of Finance and Central Services