Our membership is very diverse, and vary hugely in terms of size, focus, heritage and approach. Some of the larger charities have significant assets but many of those are in the form of buildings or infrastructure that is in use by the charity or the hospital trust they support. Some of them also have significant reserves, which are used to both generate income to provide ongoing support to NHS staff, volunteers and patients, and to ensure the charity is sustainable and has the means to continue to provide that support well into the future.