A new study has revealed that 73 per cent of Buckinghamshire residents intend to donate to a charity this Christmas.

The research, which was conducted by Ecclesiastical Insurance as part of their 12 Days of Giving Campaign, showed that 2,053 people in the county have so far nominated a local cause to receive a £1,000 donation.

And incredibly, 84 per cent of people from the study believe the importance of donating to charity is paramount, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The company’s 12 Days of Giving Campaign will see 120 charities receive a donation of £1,000 and so far, 58 Buckinghamshire-based causes have been nominated.

Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “It’s incredibly humbling to see that Buckinghamshire residents are more likely than ever before to make a donation to a local cause this Christmas, despite the difficult year that most of us have faced personally.

“As a commercial company with a charitable purpose, giving back is at the heart of our business.

“Our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign will help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.

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“We’re encouraging everyone to nominate a cause close to their hearts this Christmas to be in for a chance to win a festive financial boost.”

The winners will be announced between December 7 and December 22.

If you would like to vote, visit www.movementforgood.com/12days.