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It’s official, the Christmas spirit is well and truly alive in the UK – as new research has revealed the lengths Brits will go to spread festive cheer and good will to those less fortunate and their loved ones.


We surveyed over 1,000 adults across the UK and found that an overwhelming number (65%) of Brits have donated time or money to a charitable cause at Christmas. It’s clear from this that Brits are a generous bunch, with 36% agreeing that Christmas is all about giving to others. 

It's fantastic to see that people are identifying the importance of helping those who are less fortunate during the festive period, sharing with them the true meaning of Christmas.It is also a great opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends and loved ones. It’s a time to come together and enjoy making memories with those we hold dearest.

Our research also found that more than a third of Brits (35%) believe it’s important to help those less fortunate during the festive season. The causes Brits are most likely to donate their time or money to during the festive period include children in the care system, the homeless and families living on the breadline.

When we questioned Brits on their motives for giving their time and money to a charitable cause at Christmas, 39% said they feel that the Christmas season is a time to spread joy and goodwill.

Also, it’s not Christmas unless you’re traveling to visit friends and family. The average British adult will be clocking up the miles between 24th – 26th December, travelling 16.6 miles to deliver gifts, 12.81 miles to enjoy a Christmas dinner with family and 12.97 miles to wish a loved one a happy Christmas.

It’s clear that no matter how far the distance or how long the travel time, this isn’t enough to stop the Christmas festivities or delay a social gathering.

Whether it be presents under the tree, spending time with loved ones or donating to a charitable cause, it’s amazing to see that the Christmas spirit has well and truly arrived.  


Using the hashtag #One4allTips and the handle @One4allUK on Facebook and @One4allGiftUK on Twitter, let us know if you will be donating your time or money to a charitable cause during the festive season.