By Lea Pachta

The British public have shown overwhelming generosity in response to the Haiti appeal for help. A survey of over 1,000 adults carried out for the Charities Aid Foundation over the weekend shows that nearly half the UK (48%) population have already donated to the Haiti disaster appeal.

Of those who haven’t given yet nearly two thirds (62%) say they might, or plan to in the future.

The research, undertaken on behalf of the Charities Aid Foundation by GfK NOP, shows that of those who gave, 55% were women and 45% were men.

Commenting on the results, John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation says, “The response from the UK public continues to be phenomenal. Over £46 million has already been given to the appeal. This shows what a generous nation we are. I urge those who are considering donating to do so now because funds are still urgently needed and if you tick the Gift Aid box every pound donated is boosted by 28p.”

Brendan Gormley, Chief Executive of the Disaster Emergency Committee said, “The response has been extraordinary. The enormous kindness of the British public means help can continue in Haiti for years to come- to rebuild schools, clinics, homes and livelihoods and make sure they are stronger than they were before. I urge people to continue donating. Our member charities will want to remain there for as long as they are needed, leaving only when the people of Haiti are back on their feet.”

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