After a frantic fortnight of applications, the finalists have now been shortlisted in the Mick George Skip of Gold competition, with each representative given the opportunity to win £1,000 for their sports club or community initiative.

Last year's prize went to the Hinchingbrooke School young carers group.Last year's prize went to the Hinchingbrooke School young carers group.

Originally scheduled to be a list of just 20 organisations, the sheer volume of worthy and deserving causes submitted, has led the local business to extend the finalists to 34 groups.

The winner of the prize fund will be the registration who receives the most online support through the online voting system that is now open. Please show your backing at www.mickgeorge.co.uk/huntsgold18.

- Voting lines are open March 28 and close April 24.

- The winner will be announced on May 2.

The shortlist includes:

1 Hunts Community Cancer Network

2 White Hart Bowls Club

3 Chatteris in Bloom

4 Netherton FC

5 Sawtry Colts Football Club

6 Huntingdon Gymnastics Club

7 Potton Town Cricket Club

8 St. Neots Dragon Boat Team - U18’s

9 Offord Primary School

10 Eaton Socon Cricket Club

11 Buckden Pre-School & Playgroup

12 Kimbolton Town Colts Football Club

13 2nd Eye Brownies

14 Spaldwick Youth Group

15 St Ives Carnival and Music Festival

16 Marshland Saints FC Under7’s

17 Folksworth Primary School

18 Friends of St Botolphs

19 Yaxley Young People Working Group

20 Changing Lives

21 Godmanchester Dementia Friendly Community

22 Chatters Community Cafe

23 Huntingdon Carnival

24 St Neots Timebank

25 Cambourne Cricket Club

26 Newborough Young Farmers

27 Huntingdon Boat Club

28 Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind

29 St Neots Swans Swimming Club

30 Huntingdon & District Cricket Club

31 St Neots Foodbank

32 Royal Oak Bowls Club

33 St Neots Town Youth FC

34 St Ives Bowls Club

35 Let’s Go Skate