Revealed! How much you’ll give to charity during your life

Revealed! How much you’ll give to charity during your life
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We’re a generous bunch when it comes to giving to charities. New research has revealed the average UK adult gives a staggering £28,881 in total to good causes during their lifetime.

 Average UK adult gives £28.881 to charity

Average UK adult gives £28.881 to charity

What you give to charity

Typically Brits give £16,671 to charity by direct debit, £1,831 to collection boxes and £2,275 sponsoring friends and family.

We also spend an average £8,104 in charity shops mainly buying clothing and books. However, unusual charity shop finds among the survey’s respondents, included a bust of William Shakespeare, a Chinese footbath and a home-made ukulele.

The most charitable city revealed

The research of 2,800 people by Hyundai Motor UK who has teamed up with Stand Up To Cancer to build the world’s first contactless fundraising car, also looked at how charitable Britain’s cities are.

Oxford came out on top with residents donating £405.96 each year through direct debit and £55.14 in sponsorships of others. The university city was also generous when it comes to leaving legacies - money to charities in wills - with only people from Brighton leaving more.

 We raise £2,122 through sponsorship

We raise £2,122 through sponsorship

Meanwhile, Londoners were the most generous with their free time, volunteering for good causes more than any other city. Manchester is the next highest, with residents offering 10% of their spare time to good causes.

When it comes to fundraising, Cardiff came out on top wth the average adult from the Welsh capital typically raising £2,122 during their lifetime.

 Tap and give to cancer research with Hyundai's contactless car

Tap and give to cancer research with Hyundai's contactless car

Hyundai helps cancer charity

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Here in the UK we’re an incredibly generous nation – to give away nearly £30,000 over a lifetime is something to be extremely proud of. We’re trying to do our bit here at Hyundai Motor UK, too, the only way we know how; with innovation and technology. Our ‘contactless’ IONIQ EV is a world-first and has been raising funds for important cancer research up and down the UK.”