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Christian charity urges people to continue donating despite recent scandals

by Eno Adeogun

Daniel Jones, head of business development at Stewardship - a Christian charity that promotes generous giving, shared his views with Premier following a recent study that suggests trust in charities has hit an all-time low.

While nine in ten of us have donated to a charity at some stage in our lives, a quarter of the 2,000 adults questioned by the UK ethical mobile company The People's Operator, have stopped giving to charities altogether.


Speaking on the importance of Christians giving to charity, Jones explained: "It's an integral part of our faith.

"We give because of grace. We give because we're more blessed to give than to receive. We give because we want to support the work of the local Church and we want to see Jesus' name spread throughout the world."

He added that while Oxfam had initially reported a dip in donations following revelations about the behaviour of certain staff in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and in Chad, that hadn't stopped others continuing to support other charities.

This point was also reflected in the study that found over a quarter of Brits each raising an average of £446.80 in the past year by taking part in charity runs or organising fundraising events.

The results also show that half the nation feels they should be giving more to charity than they already are.

Listen to Daniel Jones from Stewardship speaking with Premier's Tola Mbakwe:

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