Three local charities are being sought from this morning – to ‘Pass GO’ on the new official MONOPOLY game for The Lakes.

The charities will get to star on the board - on each of the game’s three Community Chest spaces.

"It's our way of thanking the public for getting behind the game so very enthusiastically," said George Shrimpton, custom games executive at Winning Moves UK, makers of the new game under licence from MONOPOLY owners Hasbro.

To qualify the charities have to be 'clearly Lakes focused', added Mr Shrimpton. And they must also be currently registered with The Charities Commission.

The unique edition will see Lakes landmarks replace the classic London MONOPOLY classic streets like Mayfair and Park Lane.

Charity votes to: Polls close on October 16.