JK Rowling has donated £10 miollion to charity(Image: Zak Hussein - PA Archive)

JK Rowling has donated £10 million to set up a new multiple sclerosis research clinic in Edinburgh.

The Harry Potter author said she hoped the centre would be able to find a cure for the disease, which claimed her mother's life.

Rowling is by no means the first famous Brit to donate large portions of their wealth to good causes. We look at some of the most generous Brits, according to the Sunday Times' Annual Giving List.