Paralympics sparks extra charitable donations

Tens of thousands of pounds of extra cash was donated to some disability charities during the Paralympics, figures out today show.

One of the charities to benefit the most was the British Paralympic Association, which has seen direct donations through JustGiving rise nearly six-fold compared with the same period last year.

The British Paralympic Association has benefited from the Games in London. Credit: Matthew Vincent/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Both the English Federation of Disability Sport and disabled children's charity Whizz-kidz have also benefited, seeing direct online donations rise by 72% and 43% respectively.

Collectively the three charities raised £24,781.49 in August 2011 but this rose to £61,958.65 in August this year.