Good Friday Appeal

Good Friday Appeal

Since 2011, I have been a volunteer for the Good Friday Appeal, working afternoons in the phone room. To read up more on the cause, please visit the official website. This page is built on data/snapshot photos located on the GFA’s Facebook page, which I have then simply formatted into table format as follows.

Time 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
10:00 236,624 220,444.43 221,594.87 298,690.00 388,193.82 320,325.00 316,443.50
11:00 711,933 942,309.25 1,119,646.71 992,663.80 581,370.42 774,106.75
12:00 1,349,174 1,428,926.53 1,313,199.54 2,217,504.97 3,211,556.05 1,448,991.51 2,738,790.40 1,115,393.12
13:00 1,847,381 1,798,182.45 1,705,387.12 2,419,868.91 3,566,930.75 1,751,026.36
14:00 2,312,647 2,376,554.30 2,471,286.48 2,932,498.44 3,971,237.27 2,351,710.87
15:00 2,835,797 3,332,554.30 2,471,286.48 4,021,398.24 4,561,138.14 3,403,388.85
16:00 4,225,228 4,848,974.06 5,480,320.76 6,540,018.13 5,815,494.54 4,124,421.55
17:00 4,991,071 6,218,773.35 6,191,250.95 7,396,353.00 6,836,793.26 5,063,993.79 6,113,186.70
18:00 5,409,089 6,775,580.71 7,461,232.61 7,920,798.71 8,474,995.76 6,317,313.11
19:00 6,317,014 7,384,429.71 7,525,828.66 8,025,621.02 8,550,860.66 6,241,406.00
19:30 6,516,754 7,605,575.71 7,889,078.05 8,543,446.33
20:00 6,746,105 9,368,397.90 10,002,905.66 8,984,069.05 9,406,681.82 7,402,420.00 7,167,580.00
20:30 7,017,944 10,256,682.23 10,241,765.22 11,012,367.05 9,620,997.96 8,001,226.05
21:00 8,669,773 10,809,107.78 11,392,529.80 11,491,468.40 9,970,850.93 8,481,195.15 10,643,427.00 9,465,721.47
21:30 10,765,361 12,550,067.70 13,049,389.15 13,270,221.06 11,769,382.08 8,768,841.10
22:00 11,290,237 13,519,416.68 13,731,646.56 13,801,377.21 12,441,396.27 11,073,851.60 10,502,863.00
22:30 11,708,988 14,728,901.29 14,137,757.50 14,238,705.35 13,285,170.17 12,995,428.67
23:00 14,172,889 15,094,276.93 15,749,756.70 15,021,767.75 14,538,425.66 14,069,654.93 13,919,578.00 12,742,820.49
23:30 14,726,853 16,893,550.38 16,016,010.72 16,398,634.09 15,314,553.14 15,012,130.89 14,131,899.00
FINAL 17,605,662 17,445,624.38 17,109,063.22 16,846,396.09 16,405,534.65 15,820,640.78 15,156,000.00 14,462,000.00

The year-on-year growth based on the final tally, has decreased from 5% (from 2010 to 2011) to 2% (from 2014 to 2015 & 2015 to 2016). When taking CPI into consideration, as a form of indexation for removing the time value of money, the average growth is 1-3% on average from year to year; in 2014 the CPI was 0% whereas in 2015 the growth after CPI was only 1%, the lowest of all the years of growth. Using 2010 data as the baseline for this data set, 2016 marks an increase of 21% for total funds collected. In terms of the various time-slots during the day, a noticeable ramp up tends to take place in the later hours of the day. These trends have been observed by the organisers in recent years where they have restructured the shifts of phone room volunteers to suit this increase in demand. The following graph is a simple line plot for the data; it should be noted that the data from 10am through to 7pm is in hourly blocks whereas 7pm onwards is in half hour blocks. In this way, the  graph is more exponential than linear as it currently looks.

GFA2016-Graph

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