Spending

Lifebox® is a charitable company registered in England & Wales, regulated by the Charity Commission.  Our annual accounts can be accessed on their website, and we also submit annual accounts to Companies House.

We take our fiscal responsibility seriously, spending over 77% of income directly on charitable activities to ensure safer surgery and anaesthesia for millions of patients in low-resource countries (2012/13). We keep overheads low, spending just 1.4% of income on governance.

Our founders ensure we stay lean. Funding from the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and WFSA help cover our administrative and fundraising expenses, and you can come visit our pro bono office thanks to the AAGBI. Our highest paid employee is the Director of Operations who receives an annual salary of £60,000, and all trustees donate their time without expenses. Our honorary Chief Executive, also a trustee, does not receive a salary.