LONDON: British women give more to office charity appeals than men, according to a new poll released on Monday.
About 66 percent of women gave money to a charity collection in the workplace compared to 49 percent of men, according to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) survey which polled 1,079 people across Britain.
The poll, conducted by YouGov, said nearly 60 percent of workers in the UK spent about 46 pounds ($60) a year on charity appeals in their workplace, either at a cake stall, direct donations or by sponsoring a colleague.
“Office charity appeals are a big part of workplace culture. Millions of us will have sponsored a colleague who is raising money for a good cause, bought a cake or put some change into a collection bucket,” said Klara Kozlov, head of corporate clients at CAF in a statement.
“We know from previous research that charity appeals at work are not only a great way to support good causes, but they actually improve morale,” she said.
In 2016, Britons gave 9.7 billion pounds ($12.58 billion) to charities, CAF said. ($1 = 0.7710 pounds)