Derry 'the most generous city' according to crowdfunding firm GoFundMe

The crowdfunding firm GoFundMe have confirmed that Derry is the most generous city within the United Kingdom while Ireland is the most generous country in the world based on per capita donations in 2020.
Derry is the 'most generous city' in the UK.Derry is the 'most generous city' in the UK.
Derry is the 'most generous city' in the UK.

Derry takes the top spot off last year’s winner Edinburgh.

John Coventry, GoFundMe’s senior international director, said: “The depth and breadth of kindness shown across the UK in 2020 has given us all some inspiration in a year to forget. We’ve been humbled to see millions of people coming together on GoFundMe to feed front line workers, help families in need and support beloved businesses charities throughout 2020. It’s an important reminder that even during such a difficult year, humanity and generosity has shone brightly.”

The top five most generous cities:with the UK were: 1, Derry/Londonderry; 2, Cambridge; 3, Edinburgh; 4, Bath; and 5, Luton.

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The most generous countries based on the number of donations per capita in 2020 were as follows: 1, Ireland; 2, United States; 3, United Kingdom; 4, Canada; 5, Australia; 6, Netherlands; 7, Italy; 8, Luxembourg; 9, Switzerland; and 10, Denmark.

Between March and August of this year, more than £450 million worldwide was raised through more than nine million donations for people and charities affected by the pandemic.