Bedford is Named as UK's 'Most Generous Town'
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough
New figures released by charitable donation website JustGiving has revealed Bedford to be the UK's most generous town, based on donations made via the site. JustGiving released the figures after calculating the total size of donations from the UK's towns, by postcode, then accounting for the number of donors relative to the population size.
Responding, Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "It's fantastic to hear that Bedford has come out on top as the most generous town in the country, but it's no surprise. I know how generously people give not only their hard-earned money but also their time and energy both to national and to the many excellent local charities.'
"Charities and individual fundraisers do incredible things in aid of charitable causes locally, and they are clearly very well supported by the generous, warm-hearted people of Bedford Borough."