Posted on 08 November 2021
Charitable housing association and social enterprise CHS Group (Cambridge Housing Society) are thrilled to announce that they have won the Hopkins Homes Cambridgeshire charity vote receiving the top donation of £7,000.
The campaign received more than 1,100 votes from Cambridgeshire residents who were asked to choose their favourite charity from a shortlist of seven and thanks to all their supporters they received the most votes.
Andrew Church, head of community investment and support at Cambridge Housing Society, said: “We are delighted to have won the public vote and feel very moved to have received so many votes from the people of Cambridgeshire. All the other charities do great work locally too, so to have finished top means so much.
“At Cambridge Housing Society, we believe it takes a village to raise a child so the £7,000 received through the vote will be spent on building a mentoring programme for young people at risk of homelessness.”
Joshua Hopkins, of the Hopkins Charitable Fund, said: “We’re delighted with the response we’ve had to the Cambridgeshire charity vote – it really does highlight just how much people across the region want to help and support those in need.
“All seven of the shortlisted charities have offered such vital support and assistance to people across Cambridgeshire throughout Covid-19, and we’re proud that our donations will help them to continue their superb work. We can’t wait to hear more about the positive impact these charities will provide in the future.”
Photo: Joshua Hopkins from Hopkins Homes with residents at Wheatsheaf Close.