• From The BBC:

    The amount of money donated to good causes fell by 11% in the year to April as the downturn hit charities, a new survey suggests.Estimated total donations fell from £11.2bn in 2007-8 to £9.9bn. Although half of all adults in the UK donated to charitable causes in 2008-9, the average amount they gave fell by £1 a month to £10 per month. The figures came from the Charities Aid Foundation and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Medical research is the most popular sector for donations, the report said. However, religious charities take the largest share of the total amount given. High earnersThe report, based on a survey of 3,316 people, found that the drop in giving was due in part to the fall in large donations made by high-earning professionals. Most people give cash donations, although larger amounts tend to be given via direct debit. “Even though there are welcome signs the recession is technically ending, the economic downturn is still severely…

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