An online poll is now live enabling readers to click to vote for their favourite charity or good cause. A total of 38 causes were nominated to be KM Charity of the Year for Maidstone and senior newspaper staff have selected 12 to be shortlisted for the public poll.
Below you can read the details of the causes in the shortlist.
You can click to vote any time up to the close of poll at noon on 20 December.
The winner will be revealed on this website at noon on 22 December.
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