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13/05/2019 - Ecclesiastical
A new study of over 30,000 charity supporters has revealed Suffolk is among the most kind-hearted counties in the UK.
Data released today from Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards has revealed that more than 300 residents have so far pledged their support to a charity that is ‘close to their heart’.
Support for community groups is the issue they care most about, with healthcare and education completing the top three most popular charity sectors in the county.
While young people in the county favour charitable organisations focused on education, over 55s are biggest supporters of the community sector.
People aged 46 – 55 are more likely to support a charity than any other age group within the region.
The Movement for Good awards from Ecclesiastical Insurance will see a total of £1 million given to charities this summer. Members of the public can nominate a cause for a potential £1,000 award.
More than 40 local charities now stand a chance to receive one of these £1,000 grants via nominations from kind-hearted Suffolk supporters.
The data has been taken from public nominations made in the weeks since the campaign launched.
It shows that people living in the South East1 are the most supportive of charitable organisations in the UK.
Thanking supporters in Suffolk, Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “We have seen a fantastic response to our Movement for Good awards so far. With nominations still open we hope many more charities are put forward for a potential £1,000 award, which we know can make a huge difference to the work that charities do.
“So far the bulk of the nominations have been made in the South of England and by over 35s. We want to urge people in the North, and younger generations across the UK, to also get involved and nominate a cause close to their hearts.”
Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.
It’s quick and easy to nominate, you can vote for your favourite charity online here.
Later this summer, ten charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive £50,000 from Ecclesiastical for major projects that can make a real difference to communities over a number of years.
Owned by a charity, Ecclesiastical is the only financial services group that exists to give all its profits to charity. It has given £100 million to charity over the past five years and is the fourth largest corporate giver in the UK.
Visit Ecclesiastical’s website for further information.
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