With Christmas on the horizon BlackBerry UK are doing their bit for charity this year via BBM and us users get to vote to where the money is going - good stuff! With BlackBerry Messenger now being cross platform it isn't just us BlackBerry addicts that can get in on the action - tell your Android and iPhone buddies too. 

The way this works is that BlackBerry UK will be giving away a bunch of cash to charity this Christmas. They have a set amount but are guaranteeing a minimum of £10,000 to each of the following charities and BBM users get to influence how it's spent: 

  • Age UK: Thousands of older people are dreading this Christmas. Age UK needs your help to make sure that older people don't face this winter alone.
  • Crisis: Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people and dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life changing services and campaigning for change.
  • Prince’s Trust: The Prince’s Trust helps the UK’s most disadvantaged young people turn their lives around. With your support, we can transform vulnerable young lives.
  • Free The Children: Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their full potential.

But who should get the most cash? That's where us BBM users come in. 

Just head on over to the new site and follow the simple instructions. It's free to enter and all that will be required is that you fill out your BBM PIN, name and email address in the boxes provided, plus upload an image that represents you and BBM at Christmas. Then just select which of the four charities you wish the money to go to. After Christmas users can again visit the site to see if their picture has been included in the exclusive montage. 

I must stress that it is only the good folk of the UK that can take part in this one. I'm sure BlackBerry around the world will be doing other things for charity but it's country specific and the UK has its own set of rules. Full FAQ's can be found on the site. 

So spread the word and get voting. It's all for a good cause and if you make it to the BBM montage you'll be able to show off to your friends. Go, go, go! 

Visit BBM UK Christmas and get involved.