Vote for Hopkins Homes' Norfolk Charity of the Year

 James Hopkins, Executive Chairman of Hopkins Homes said: "As part of our £500,000 Hopkins Charitable Fund we are delighted to be launching this new initiative for Norfolk. "At Hopkins Homes we pride ourselves on not only building beautiful homes but also building lasting and self-sustaining communities. The charities shortlisted undertake fantastic work throughout Norfolk and I am confident that the public involvement will not only help the three charities which receive the most votes but also raise awareness of the work of all those taking part".

The recipients will be chosen from a shortlist of six with awards of £7,000, £2,000 and £1,000 being made to the three charities receiving the most votes.

The shortlist has been compiled by Hopkins Homes with the assistance of the Norfolk Community Foundation and focuses on key themes of homelessness and displacement, deprivation and vulnerable people. The charities chosen for the shortist are:

1. Age UK Norfolk

2. Benjamin Foundation

3. Centre 81

4. Fresh Start Beginnings

5. Leeway

6. Purfleet Trust

The public can find out more about each charity and cast their vote by visiting: www.hopkinshomescharity.co.uk

Graham Tuttle of the Norfolk Community Foundation added: "We're extremely pleased that Hopkins Homes has decided to support some of our local charities. Their generous donations will help the chosen charities to continue their excellent work in our communities.

"I will be following the progress of the vote with interest and urge the public to spread the word and show their support for their favourite local causes."

Launched today the vote will run until 5pm Friday 1st December 2017.