- 48% (slide 3, attached) of the British public say people working in the voluntary sector do not get enough official honours
- Unpaid volunteers deemed most deserving (slide 4) of such honours - ahead of charity chief execs, rich donors and other notables
nfpSynergy’s Driver of Ideas, Joe Saxton, comments:
“Despite overt efforts by powers-that-be to change both reality and perception, this research shows that half the public still don’t think the official honours system sufficiently recognises those working in the voluntary sector – and that they think unpaid, oft unsung, heroes are more worthy recipients than either professional charity chiefs or wealthy philanthropists.”
SOURCE: nfpSynergy’s Charity Awareness Monitor, which regularly surveys a representative sample of 1000 16+ year olds throughout mainland Britain, asking them a range of charity-related questions.
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