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Women more willing to give to charity than men: Study

By James Rothwell

Published 07/04/2015

Nearly half of men in the UK do nothing for charity, a study has found
Nearly half of men in the UK do nothing for charity, a study has found

Nearly half of men in the UK do nothing for charity, a study has found.

Forty-eight per cent of men do not get involved in volunteering, donating or fundraising in a typical month according to the Charities Aid Foundation.

More than three-fifths of women support good causes and they were twice as likely to donate to charity shops, the UK Giving report said.

Poorer people were revealed as the most generous, with those earning less than £9,500 per annum giving away an estimated 4% of their earnings.

Young people were less likely to support good causes, with 58% of those aged 16 to 24 doing nothing for charity. The report estimated that Britons donated £10.6bn to charity in 2014. John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: "Britons are inherently generous and it's great to see so many people continuing to give up their money, their belongings and their time, or sponsoring others to help the causes closest to them.

"Charities clearly need to do more to motivate certain groups of society to get involved with charities in their communities, especially younger men. Fundraisers such as Movember and Tough Mudder have gone some way in catching the imagination of this group over the last few years, but there's clearly still some way to go."

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