Britain's Most Admired Charity: BMAC shortlist published

A wide range of charities from giants like Cancer Research UK to smaller outfits such as the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) feature on the shortlist for Third Sector's Britain's Most Admired Charity awards this year.

Of those shortlisted for the main award last year, only the NSPCC and Oxfam, the eventual winner, are on this year's 10-strong list. The others are Amnesty International, the British Red Cross, CRUK, Childline, Christian Aid, Dogs Trust, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and Thames Reach Bondway.

The category of Britain's Most Admired Charity Chief Executive includes four well-known women and two men from ethnic minorities. Last year's winner was Geraldine Peacock, now chair of the Charity Commission.

The chief executive shortlist is Victor Adebowale of Turning Point, Kate Allen of Amnesty International, Peter Cardy of Macmillan Cancer Relief, Carole Easton of Childline, Tom Flood of BTCV, Shaks Ghosh of Crisis, Mary Marsh of the NSPCC, Barbara Stocking of Oxfam, Jeremy Swain of Thames Reach Bondway, and Sir Nicholas Young of the British Red Cross.

The shortlist for the new category of Britain's Most Innovative Charity is Barnardo's, the British Heart Foundation, CRUK, Greenpeace, the ITDG, the NSPCC, the RNID, Thames Reach Bondway, Traidcraft and Water Aid.

Another new category, Britain's Most Admired Celebrity Charity Champion, has a shortlist of Jane Asher, Sir Bob Geldof, Lenny Henry, the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, Sir Elton John, Gary Lineker, Joanna Lumley, Chris Martin, Nell McAndrew and Esther Rantzen.

The winners will be announced at a London awards ceremony on 22 November, attended by charity chief executives, senior figures from the sector and sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

The event will be preceded by a seminar on the issues raised in a survey of chief executives and Third Sector readers which accompanied the awards vote.

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