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92% of County Durham residents say they are likely to donate to charity despite current coronavirus uncertainty

ByCourtney Switched On

May 25, 2020

92% of County Durham residents say they are likely to donate to charity despite current coronavirus uncertainty

  • Residents more likely to support local causes than national
  • Health-focused charities top the list when it comes to charitable giving

Data released today from specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s annual Movement for Good awards has revealed that residents still intend to donate to good causes despite the difficult social and economic challenges caused by COVID-19.

The Movement for Good awards will see £1 million given to charities in need this summer and members of the public can nominate a cause close to their hearts for a potential £1,000 award.

The findings, taken from the 450 kind-hearted County Durham residents who have so far nominated a charitable cause as part of the awards, show an overwhelming majority (92%) are still likely to donate money.

What’s more, residents are more likely to support a local charity, than a national one and perhaps unsurprisingly at this time, 25% say health charities are top of their list, when it comes to choosing causes to support.

This is an extremely challenging time for charities, and many are struggling with the unprecedented impact of coronavirus. More than 15 local charities now stand a chance to receive one of these £1,000 grants via nominations from charitable County Durham supporters.

It’s quick and easy to nominate, you have until Sunday 24th May to show your support for your favourite charity online at www.movementforgood.com

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

Thanking supporters in County Durham, Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said:  “We have seen a fantastic response to our Movement for Good awards so far. The coronavirus is having a major impact on charities and many are facing financial difficulties. With nominations still open we hope many more charities are put forward for a £1,000 award at a time when they need it most. We know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.

“Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.”