HAMPSHIRE residents among the most kind-hearted counties in the UK, new research has revealed.

Data released today from Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards has revealed that more than 1000 county residents have so far pledged their support to a charity that is ‘close to their heart’, putting Hampshire fifth on the list of counties with the most nominations.

The study of more than 30,000 charity supporters has revealed that Hampshire residents aged 46 to 55-years old are more likely to support a charity than any other age group within the region.

Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said:

“We have seen a fantastic response to our Movement for Good awards so far.

“With nominations still open we hope many more charities are put forward for a potential £1,000 award, which we know can make a huge difference to the work that charities do.

“So far the bulk of the nominations have been made in the South of England and by over 35s.

“We want to urge people in the North, and younger generations across the UK, to also get involved and nominate a cause close to their hearts.”

The Movement for Good awards from Ecclesiastical Insurance will see a total of £1 million given to charities this summer. Members of the public can nominate a cause for a potential £1,000 award.

More than 70 local charities now stand a chance to receive one of these £1,000 grants via nominations from kind-hearted Hampshire supporters.