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DVD Times Charity Drive 2006

Every year DVD Times and The DVD Forums support a charity selected by our readers. We've now had nominations and the first round of voting on The DVD Forums and have a shortlist of 10 charities which we now want you to vote on.

The charities are listed below and you can vote for your choice by filling in the poll on the left. Votes on DVD Times will be combined with those on The DVD Forums and the top charity will be the focus of our fundraising activities for the next 12 months.

British Heart Foundation ([url][/url])
For more than 40 years, the British Heart Foundation has been at the forefront of the fight against heart disease, funding research, education, care and much more.

Child Hospice ([url][/url])
Where adult hospices are government funded, childrens hospices bizarrely have to raise money from individuals and companies. They provide respite care for the child or whole families and provide emergency and end of life care; specialist advice and expertise; practical help and information; and 24 hour telephone support. Above all, they are positive places, helping children and families to make the most of life.

RNLI ([url][/url])
Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats have saved more than 137,000 lives. In 2004 RNLI lifeboats rescued 7,507 people - an average of 21 people per day. RNLI Beach Lifeguards assisted 9,041 people.

Diabetes UK ([url][/url])
Diabetes UK is the organisation for people with diabetes. We stand up for the interests of people with diabetes by campaigning for better standards of care and funding research to improve the treatment of diabetes and to find a cure. We also provide practical information and safety-net services to help people manage their diabetes better.

Multiple Sclerosis Society ([url][/url])
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting everyone whose life is touched by MS. We offer our services to all and provide a freephone MS Helpline and a wide range of information and other services. We are also committed to supporting professionals who work with people affected by MS so they can provide good quality services. Our local Branches and Regions aim to support people of all ages and interests in local areas. Each is run by people with direct experience of MS.

When You Wish Upon A Star ([url][/url])
To be able to fulfil a Wish is an incredible achievement, this can bring a huge smile to a child's face! Also to the parents who have taken time out from the visits to doctors and hospitals to actually have time to enjoy life with their son or daughter doing what they have always dreamed of, sadly too many families go through this heartache with children who are not as lucky as some.

Medicinema ([url][/url])
MediCinema is a unique charity, bringing the magic of the silver screen to patients by building state of the art cinemas in hospitals. It’s absolutely free for patients and their families, because of the fabulous support we receive - from the film distributors, sponsors and our corporate supporters Vue Entertainment and the Walt Disney Company.

Kidney Research UK ([url][/url])
Founded in 1961, Kidney Research UK is the leading UK charity funding research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease. The charity also dedicates its work to improving patient care and raising awareness of kidney disease.

The Dog's Trust ([url][/url])
Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust, formerly known as the NCDL, has always campaigned on dog-welfare related issues to ensure a safe and happy future for our four-legged friends

Cot Death Research ([url][/url])
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) is one of the UK's leading baby charities working to prevent sudden infant deaths and promote baby health.

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