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DOWN TO THE WIRE; JUST HOURS TO GO TO WIN FAVE CHARITY pounds 50K nurses ahead but rivals close behind.

THE race is on... you only have until midnight to cast your Vote that Counts and win pounds 60,000 for your fave charities.

Thousands of you have shown support for 12 charities on a shortlist drawn up by the People's Postcode Trust and the Sunday Mail.

Our campaign has encouraged thousands to register their votes with Macmillan Cancer Support, just ahead of Help for Heroes and Barnardo's Scotland.

Celebs including SuBo - who is backing Macmillan - have been on Twitter urging fans to back their favourite good causes.

One charity will get pounds 50,000 and five more pounds 2000. The winners will be revealed in two weeks.

Clara Govier, of People's Postcode Trust, said: "Why not take just two minutes to give your favourite charity the best Christmas gift ever?" THE DESERVING DOZEN MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT Providing practical, medical and financial support to today: Boyle fans for everyone with cancer, as well as their carers and friends. HELP FOR HEROES Supporting all the people currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. BARNARDO'S SCOTLAND Helping more than 10,000 vulnerable children in Scotland facing issues such as homelessness, physical and sexual abuse, poverty and substance misuse. TEENAGE CANCER TRUST Dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people fighting cancer. CLIC SARGENT Supporting hundreds of children and young people with cancer in Scotland by providing specialist nurses, play specialists and Homes from Home.

SAMARITANS The suicide rate in Scotland is the highest in Britain and, day or night, a Samaritans volunteer can give support to anyone feeling down or struggling to cope.

QUARRIERS Helping families buckling under the strain of disability or life-limiting conditions, giving respite to carers and giving children with disabilities new experiences. ACTION FOR CHILDREN Helping young people overcome injustice and disadvantage by working in community-based projects across Scotland.

SHELTER Supporting hundreds of families facing the prospect of losing their home.

TURNING POINT SCOTLAND Supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people whose lives have been affected by a learning disability, mental health problem, addiction issue or homelessness. ABERLOUR CHILD TRUST Helping vulnerable children, young people and families to cope with issues such as disability, neglect and abuse, parental drug dependency and family breakdown. FAIRBRIDGE Making a big difference to the lives of disengaged 13 to 25-year-olds.

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