Hopkins Homes is holding an online vote to decide which Cambridgeshire charities will receive a share of a £10,000 donation from the Hopkins Charitable Fund.
Cambridgeshire residents can take part in the vote by choosing their favourite from a shortlist of six local charities. The charity which receives the most votes will receive a £7,000 donation, second place will receive £2,000 and £1,000 will go to the charity receiving the third highest number of votes.
Joshua Hopkins of the Hopkins Charitable Fund said: “At Hopkins Homes we pride ourselves on not only building homes that stand the test of time but also building lasting and self-sustaining communities. We are therefore committed to supporting local charities and are very excited to ask the residents of Cambridgeshire to choose which of these shortlisted charities they would like us to support.”
The first charity vote for Cambridgeshire was held in 2017. Over 2,300 votes were cast with The Bobby Scheme receiving the most votes and the top, £7,000, donation. Since then the initiative has been rolled out in Suffolk and Norfolk.
Perri Luparia, Trust Manager at previous vote winners, The Bobby Scheme, said: “The £7,000 was a real boost and an acknowledgement of the valuable work we do helping vulnerable people in our community. The funds were used to help buy our new Bobby van which is now in operation and has made a huge difference to our services.”
Hopkins Homes launched its Charitable fund in 2016 and pledged to donate half a million pounds over the course of five years across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. The charity vote is just one of the ways in which these funds will be distributed. The vote is an opportunity to allow local charities to be recognised for all their hard work, whilst receiving a generous donation.
Joshua continues “The six charities shortlisted all carry out fantastic work across the county and we are delighted to support them in this.”
The shortlist has been compiled by Hopkins Homes with the assistance of the Cambridge Community Foundation and focuses on key themes of homelessness and displacement, deprivation and vulnerable people. The charities chosen for the shortlist are:
- Centre 33 Ely and East Cambridgeshire
- Blue Smile
- Red Balloon
- Home-Start Royston and South Cambs
The public can find out more about each charity and cast their vote by visiting https://www.hopkinshomescharity.co.uk/cambs
Michael O’Toole of the Cambridge Community Foundation added: “We’re extremely pleased that Hopkins Homes has, once again, decided to support some of our local charities. Their generous donations will significantly help the chosen charities to continue their excellent hard work in our communities.”
The vote opens on Monday 25th February and will run until Friday 15th March
For more information about Hopkins Homes please visit www.hopkinshomes.co.uk
Press release from Hopkins Homes