Good causes around the county have been chosen to become the KM Charity of the Year 2013.
Newspaper editors from across Kent have selected the group or organisation they will be supporting throughout 2013.
Charities and good causes were invited to bid for the title in nine areas of the county covered by the Kent Messenger Group.
Ashford, Folkestone (Kentish Express)
Dartford, Gravesend (Messenger)
North West Kent Volunteer Centre
Maidstone (Kent Messenger)
Medway towns (Medway Messenger)
Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust
Sheerness, Sittingbourne (Times Guardian, Messenger, News Extra)
East Kent Mencap
Thanet (Thanet Extra)
Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
Canterbury district (Kentish Gazette)
Strode Park Foundation
Deal, Dover (East Kent Mercury)
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Kentonline website (Kent-wide)
Kent Wildlife Trust