Over recent weeks articles in the national press have highlighted that leaders of some of the biggest charities in the UK have taken large increases in their already large salaries while donations into their charities are falling.

The number of executives of charities receiving six-figure salaries at the UK’s 14 leading foreign aid charities have risen by nearly 60 per cent. Eleven executives receive in excess of £142,500 a year equivalent to the Prime Minister’s salary.

Those who donate their hard-earned income are keen that their sums should be delivering services rather than paying executives high salaries. The trustees of Poole Scanner Appeal/Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust are not remunerated in any respect for their endeavours – it has a team of volunteers who devote their time and efforts to ensure that all the money which is so generously donated is invested in purchasing equipment and other items to further the treatment of cancer at Poole Hospital at minimum expense.

Please also note that unlike many national charities we do not supply donors details to any third party.