The deadline has been extended for charity chief executives who want to vote in this year’s Britain’s Most Admired Charities awards.
Chief executives of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises now have until 5pm on Friday 14 August to cast their votes online here.
There are three categories: Most Admired Charity, Most Admired Chief Executive and Celebrity Charity Champion.
So far, almost 250 chief executives have voted and only a single percentage point separates some of the early frontrunners.
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 Share Action; 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.