68% of London residents intend to donate to a charity close to home this Christmas because of the current climate, a new study has found.
Data released from Ecclesiastical Insurance’s 12 days of giving campaign shows 6,526 people in the city have so far nominated a local cause to receive a £1,000 donation.
And an overwhelming number 82% believe it’s more important than ever to support the work of local charities, as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.
12 days of giving from specialist insurer Ecclesiastical will see 120 different charities receive an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation.
Members of the public are being asked to nominate a charity close to their hearts to receive a festive financial boost with nearly 140,000 people suggesting 3,927 good causes already, in the last two weeks alone.
384 London based charities have been nominated so far and are in with a chance to win £1,000.
Community charities are the most popular causes as voted by residents so far. Health organisations and animal and wildlife initiatives are also high priorities.
Ten lucky charity winners will be announced each weekday from 7 to 22 December.
It’s quick and easy to nominate a charity online. Nominations are open from 9 November to 21 December and you can vote for your favourite charity at www.movementforgood.com/12days