All Cherry Lodge’s services are provided completely free of charge to members (the people who use our services). This would not be possible without the generosity of the many individuals and organisations who support us financially.
Up until now, most of the money that has been given to Cherry Lodge has been put into our general reserves to be spent as and when it is needed, rather than being designated for a specific purpose. However, increasingly, people have been asking to be involved in deciding how their donations will be spent.
To help with this decision process – and also to increase public awareness of how much we spend – we have added a new page to the Ways to Give section of our website, outlining some our our key services and providing a breakdown of the costs involved (based on figures for the financial year ended December 2014).