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Charities report increase in donations

Charities report increase in donations

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Updated: 13/01/2009
First Published: 12/01/2009

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A survey of charities has revealed that Britons increased the amount of money they gave away this Christmas.

Despite consumers facing increasing pressure due to credit cards and unsecured loans, the Institute of Fundraising and the Charities Aid Foundation has found that donations rose for many groups.

A total of 35 organisations were polled, with nearly a third stating that their Christmas appeals generated more money than in 2007.

Chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation John Low remarked: "This shows that the UK is still one of the most generous nations in the world and many people are continuing to think of others even though they may have less money themselves."

And the body noted that the increase was particularly welcome, as 37 per cent of charities expect demand for their services to rise due to the credit crunch.

Credit Action recently found that personal debt in the UK is nearing £1.5 billion.

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