Brits urged to lend eco charities a hand

23 July 2009 — 6:00 PM

More needs to be done to help out environmental causes in the UK, it has been said.

New research from ibuyeco shows that environmental charities are perceived to be the fifth most needy for financial assistance during the economic downturn.

It also discovered that charitable activity is not suffering as a result of the recession, as one-third of Britons donate £5 a month to their chosen cause.

Lucy Bailey, head of ibuyeco, commented: "We were really pleased to see that charitable donations in the UK have largely remained untouched by the recession."

She added that environmental charities need to benefit more from philanthropic efforts, which may include people recycling mobile phones so landfill can be reduced and developing nations benefit from discarded handsets.

Research earlier this month from the Charities Aid Foundation discovered that two-thirds of children would give up a present in order to donate it to a worthy cause.

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