May saw the Sunday Times release its annual Giving List for 2021, where those in the UK are ranked depending on their ‘Giving Index’. This index is calculated by dividing the total sum of an individual or group of individuals by their total wealth, giving a percentage figure.

But who exactly are these generous givers who come from all aspects of society? How did they earn their riches? And what forms of charity are they most interested in? Below, Silver Linings News devotes a separate article to take a look at each of those who made it into the top 20 of the list:

5) Gabriella di Nora and the Gosling family

Into the top five of The Sunday Times Giving List, and these entrants reportedly focus their charitable donations of community, education, and poverty relief. Gabriella di Nora and the Gosling family have a net worth of £200m, of which £54.2m was allegedly given away in recent charitable means. As a result, they were awarded a Giving Index of a mighty 27.09%.

The late Sir Donald Gosling made his fortune as Chairman of National Car Parks, the long-standing car parks operator in the United Kingdom. Eventually Gosling sold the company for the sum of £290m.

Following the end of his first marriage in 1988, Gosling partnered with di Nora, who has acted as head of personal shopping at Selfridge’s.

Gosling’s philanthropy was mostly channelled through his private grant making foundation The Gosling Foundation, which was established in 1985. Now chaired by his son Adam Gosling, the charity has awarded over £100m in grants since its formation.

The Gosling Foundation, which has been run as a family operation, focuses on four key areas: the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, youth, education, and health. According to the foundation’s websites, these have been established ‘based on Sir Donald’s interests and philanthropic priorities’.