The British Red Cross, Citizens Advice, Help for Heroes, Kidney Research UK, the National Trust and the World Society for Protection of Animals have been nominated as Britain's Most Admired Charity in Third Sector’s forthcoming awards.
The choice will be made by chief executives of charities and voluntary organisations, who are being urged to vote before August 22 by visiting http://surveys.haymarket.com/s3/BMAC-2011_SC.
There are three other categories in the Britain's Most Admired Charities awards - Most Admired Charity Chief Executive, Most Innovative Charity and Celebrity Charity Champion. The nominees have been chosen by Third Sector and a panel of advisers.
All who vote are eligible to come to the champagne reception and awards ceremony on 18 October at the Barclays headquarters in Canary Wharf, east London, subject to availability.
Last year's winners were the food poverty charity Fare Share, James Partridge of Changing Faces, which supports people with facial disfigurements, the offender rehabilitation charity St Giles Trust and the actor Joanna Lumley.