CHARITABLE Britons will donate more cash to foreign aid organisations than any other good causes this year, a new poll suggests. The research also found that 90 per cent of charitable donations go to just six per cent of charities in the UK.

Britons will pledge on average £57 a year to charities working in countries hit by war, poverty or humanitarian disasters. The top reason given for donating to the main charities – such as Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, the RNLI, Save the Children, the RSPCA and the British Red Cross – was that they were ‘safe’.