A last-minute surge of votes for DBGF prompted an equal response from Children with Cancer, and from then on we were hooked... obsessively refreshing the leaderboard as the lead changed hands countless times over the next two days.
Votes came flooding in from far and wide, from students who use RateMyPlacement.co.uk, to our university partners, clients and, of course, friends of the charities themselves. It even reached as far as Australia, South America, Ghana, the US and Hong Kong!
When voting closed at 23:59 on 22nd January, we’d received a total of 3,157 votes and 4,905 sign ups to RateMyPlacement.co.uk.
Receiving more than a third of the votes, Children with Cancer claimed the win with an impressive 1,305 votes.
A HUGE congratulations to them, as well as to close runners-up Dream Big Ghana Foundation who were just 40 votes behind. We’ve donated £500 to their cause for such a valiant effort.
On top of that, we’ve invited both Children with Cancer UK and Dream Big Ghana Foundation to be our Charity Partners for 2021!
They’ll benefit from our new review scheme, which will allow students to donate £5 to charity when they review their placement or internship on RateMyPlacement.co.uk. We’re hopeful that this will be a big fundraiser for these charities over the coming year.
Finally we want to say thank you to the RMPers who nominated, to you the voters, and to all the amazing charities who got behind this initiative.