Voting closes for Britain's Most Admired Charities awards on Friday

Chief executives of charities can have their say in three categories - Most Admired Charity, Most Admired Chief Executive and Celebrity Charity Champion

Chief executives of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises have just two more days to cast their votes in this year’s Britain’s Most Admired Charities awards.

There are three categories: Most Admired Charity, Most Admired Chief Executive and Celebrity Charity Champion. Voting is open until 5pm on Friday.

The finalists in the Most Admired Charity category are: Alzheimer’s Society; Disasters Emergency Committee; Karma Nirvana, which supports women in forced marriages; the Scottish-based poverty charity Mary’s Meals; and the housing charity Shelter.

On the shortlist for this year’s Most Admired Chief Executive are: Lesley-Anne Alexander of the sight-loss charity RNIB; Henny Braund of the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan; Catherine Howarth of the responsible investment charity ShareAction; Sara Llewellin of the social justice grant-maker Barrow Cadbury Trust; and Clive Martin of the criminal justice infrastructure body Clinks.

The shortlist for the Celebrity Charity Champion comprises: the Labour Party’s former head of communications, Alastair Campbell; the music impresario Simon Cowell; the comedian and actor Sir Lenny Henry; the TV presenter Kate Humble; and the British tennis player Andy Murray.

Details about the finalists’ achievements can be found here.

The awards are sponsored by the professional services firm Deloitte, which will provide pro bono support of up to £10,000 to the winner of the Britain’s Most Admired Charity award.

The winners will be announced at the Third Sector Awards on 24 September at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

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