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.
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
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.
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.
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.”