BHF’s legacy income surpasses £100m for first time ever

Legacy income at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reached over £100m for the first time in its history last year.

BHF’s latest annual accounts ended 31 March 2022 show that its total income increased by 56% to £351.7m, also buoyed by a bounce back in trading income, which almost tripled for the UK’s largest charity retailer.

Its legacy income rose by £25m to a record £102.6m. The charity said the boost can be partly attributed to a reduction in the backlog at the probate service as well as higher property prices.

But the charity reported that its volunteer numbers declined and that it closed 38 shops.  Please read the rest of the report here.