Cardiff ‘one of the most generous cities in UK’

  •  Cardiff  one of the most generous cities in the UK with more than 50% of people giving money to emergency appeals to help the poorest in the world
  • VW Camper Van Summer Bus Tour to find most charitable people in the UK, hits Cardiff 

Cardiff is one of the most generous cities in the UK with more than 50 per cent of people donating money to emergency appeals to help the poorest people in the world, according to an Attitudes to International Aid Survey by leading UK membership body for international development organisations; Bond. (1)

Just over half of people questioned in Cardiff – 51 per cent – said they have donated and would donate money to emergency appeals such as the recent Nepal earthquake. This is a really high percentage compared to people in other cities such as Brighton where only 35% of the population have given money for similar causes.

Cardiff comes second for generosity, just behind Edinburgh where 52 per cent of people say they have given money to emergency appeals.

This Thursday (3rd September 2015), Bond brings its VW Camper Van Summer Bus Tour to Queen St, Cardiff from 11am -5pm to discuss the importance of international aid and development.

People from Bond and local international development organisations such as Hub Cymru Africa, as well as volunteers from Cardiff will be available to talk to people about international aid and the role we play in support people living in poverty across the world.

Ben Jackson, CEO of Bond said: “We are really pleased to be bringing the Bond 10 Day Summer Tour to Cardiff to celebrate the role we play in helping others around the world despite fierce criticism from people who question the UK’s aid commitment. It is a great opportunity to talk to people here, which our survey found to be one of the most generous places in the UK.

“2015 is an important and historic year, as the world looks back over the past 15 years of progress made to overcome poverty, and looks forward to the next 15 years on how we tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. The new global goals (Sustainable Development Goals) which are replacing the Millennium Development Goals are just as important for Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland as they are for other countries.”

Bond’s Attitudes to International Aid Survey (1) also found that people in Wales were also the most generous when it came to the UK’s role to help the poorest people in the world.  Of more than 2,260 adults surveyed across the UK, two thirds of people in Wales said it was important that the UK keeps its promises to help people particularly in emergencies. Cardiff also has the highest number of conscious shoppers with 27 per cent of people saying they would boycott products for environmental, ethical or political reasons compared to just 16% of people in Brighton.

The survey was commissioned during 2015 to also mark the European Year of Development 2015 which highlights the results the European Union and member countries – including the UK – have achieved to date in tackling global poverty. The UK is Europe’s top overseas donor according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operations and Development (OECD).  The Bond Bus is also part of the global campaign action2015 which involves over 1950 organisations around the world, all committed to fighting for a better future for people and the planet.