Cost of living crisis causes charity donations to slump


UK charities are reeling from a financial crunch, according to research given to ITV News shows how.


As donors come under cost of living pressures, new figures show many good causes fear they will not survive at a when funding falls coincide with a rise in demand for help.


The chief executive of Yorkshire Brain Tumour Charity, Marie Peacock, told ITV News: "It's been absolutely horrific, the drop in donations... where people could afford to give £10 now they can only afford £1 or £2... our income is 48% down so far this year"


A survey of over 500 charities by the Charities Aid Foundation given to ITV News shows 80% concerned about covering even basic utility costs, with 35% now fearing they won't survive.


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