Scots are ‘the most charitable and generous’ at Christmas

Scots are more likely to donate money to charity at Christmas than other times of the year, a survey found. Picture: Jon Savage/JP License
Scots are more likely to donate money to charity at Christmas than other times of the year, a survey found. Picture: Jon Savage/JP License
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Scots are more likely to donate money to good causes at Christmas compared to other parts of the UK, a survey has found.

A total of 46 per cent of Scots surveyed said they planned to give to charity during the Christmas season, with an average donation of £38.96.

More than two in five Scots also admit they smile more at strangers during the festive period, while more than one in four offer their seat to others on transport.

Research by Tesco Mobile, which polled more than 2,000 adults from across the UK, found one in three people say they are more likely to give to charity over the festive period than any other time throughout the year.

With the average festive charity donation of £36, this could equate to Brits donating a £1.3bn to charity each Christmas.