Can you guess how much the Scots give to charity?

Posted on April 18, 2011 by


A new online donation service, mydonate, launched last week. But in among their launch publicity they did a survey which found some rather nice facts about Scottish giving to charities and medical research causes in particular.

I can’t spot the details of the survey online but you might be interested to check it out.

Scots dished out an average £227 to charities last year, according to a survey by MyDonate, a new free online charitable fundraising service launched today (Wed) by BT.

Their charitable giving was only beaten by Londoners who each handed over £367

In Scotland, medical research came out top (36 per cent) when people were asked the types of charity they believed were the most deserving of their money while children, young people and the elderly came second (33 per cent), followed by hospitals and hospices (28 per cent).

Scotland is voting on 5 May and ahead of that, medical research charities and networks funding and doing medical research in Scotland have got together to get science on their agenda.

We have joined forces to make five policy calls on MSPs, getting medical research and science on their agendas ahead of the elections. Our big call is for MSPs to champion the appointment of a cross-cutting minister focused on science. Check out the Campaign for Science and Engineering blog for more information on our campaign and how you can help us.

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