As of 2016, the number of charities in England and Wales equated to 165 thousand. This emerged as a substantial loss when compared to figures from 2007. Over the course of two years succeeding, the number of charities in England and Wales had dropped by over nine thousand.
A survey about giving to charity in England, by gender shows women to be more generous than men, and when sorted by age, the most generous age group when donating money to charity originated from respondents aged 65 to 74 years, with 78 percent stating that they've donated to charity within the past month.
In 2015, the most successful mass participation fundraiser was Race for Life in support of Cancer Research UK. This event generated 52.8 million British pounds of charitable spending, followed by Macmillan Cancer Support's World's Biggest Coffee Morning, with proceeds nearing 27.7 British pounds.
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