Pick the site’s new charitiesMoneySaving Poll Results

Poll started 15 July 2008. Pick the site’s new charities.

Here’s the shortlist for the site’s charities, those that are selected could get up to £20,000 each, so please vote carefully.

Over 600 charities were suggested by site users (see the nominations, then the tough shortlisting job went to five regular forumites. Four charities below will join the automatic pick Re-cycle. The vote will close at 1pm Tues 22 July. For more info see the MSE Charitable Fund guide.

You can only vote for one charity. Please pick the most relevant and effective.


BLISS... for babies born too soon, too small, too sick. Link: Bliss3,060 votes (8 %)
CAP UK... personal help for those needing debt counselling. Link: Capuk4,146 votes (12 %)
Carers UK… caring for carers, practically, emotionally and financially. Link: Carers UK3,024 votes (8 %)
Citizens Advice... providing free information and advice. Link: Citizens Advice1,804 votes (5 %)
Foal Farm… restoring sick and unwanted animals to health. Link: Foal Farm1,217 votes (3 %)
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People… transforming lives. Link: Hearing Dogs1,254 votes (3 %)
Help for Heroes… direct support for our forces’ wounded. Link: Help For Heroes7,770 votes (22 %)
iT4 Communities… Helps charities so they can do more good. Link: it4communities668 votes (2 %)
NCH... helping vulnerable children and young people achieve their potential. Link: NCH2,271 votes (6 %)
Samaritans… providing confidential emotional support to the UK. Link: Samaritans3,898 votes (11 %)
Shelterbox… giving emergency aid worldwide. Link: Shelterbox6,511 votes (18 %)
St Giles Trust… helping reduce crime and social exclusion. Link: St Giles Trust422 votes (1 %)

                   36,045 votes received.

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