UK donors put charity before treats

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Britons are less likely to cut charity donations than other areas of spending in tough economic times, claims a report.

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, more respondents expected to cut spending on takeaways, holidays and socialising.

The survey, commissioned by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) which promotes charitable giving and provides financial services to not-for-profit organisations, showed 26 per cent of givers will cut donations over the next year.

Paul Rees, CAF executive director, said: “Even in tough times, people are extremely reluctant to cut the generous support they give to the causes we all care about.

“Britain is one of the most generous nations on earth.”