Voluntary organisations and celebrities involved with the Make Poverty History campaign feature strongly on the shortlists for Britain's Most Admired Charity, the annual Third Sector awards chosen by charity chief executives.
Comic Relief, Christian Aid and Oxfam are among the 30 organisations on the shortlist for the categories of Britain's Most Admired Charity, Most Admired Charity Chief Executive and Most Innovative Charity.
Meanwhile, Bob Geldof, Bono and Richard Curtis all appear on the shortlist for the final category of Celebrity Charity Champion.
The awards will take place at a reception to be held on Thursday 3 November at the City HQ of the event's sponsor, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
The shortlist for Britain's Most Admired Charity features: Age Concern England, Amnesty International, Cancer Research UK, Christian Aid, Comic Relief, Macmillan Cancer Relief, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Oxfam, Samaritans and Sight Savers International.
- See Excellence Awards, page 31.