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 12.30pm on 20 December.
The winner has been revealed. Thank you to everyone who nominated
Stroke Association - 294 Nominations
Blackthorn Trust - 283 Nominations
Making Miracles - 271 Nominations
RBLI - 227 Nominations
Slide Away - 200 Nominations
More Than Words - 167 Nominations
KAB - 143 Nominations
Maidstone Friends - 132 Nominations
Kenward Trust - 109 Nominations
Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind - 98 Nominations
Maidstone Wellbeing Centre - 44 Nominations
Total - 2,612
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