UK is the fifth most charitable nation globally

THE UK is the fifth most charitable nation in the world according to the Charities Aid Foundation.

The World Giving Index, topped by the USA, shows that the world has become more charitable in the last year.

The UK is the second most generous nation in monetary terms, with 79 per cent of Brits donating each month.

Twenty-eight per cent of the British population volunteer every month, while 63 per cent help a stranger.