Stars Children's Bereavement Charity is urging local residents to vote for them in the Hopkins Homes Cambridgeshire Charity Vote with the hope of securing a grant of up to £7,000.

Shortlisted with seven other local charities, Stars is vying to receive a share of a £10,000 donation from the award-winning housebuilder. The three causes with the most public votes will receive donations of £7,000, £2,000, and £1,000 respectively.

Anne Streather, Operations Manager for Stars said: “The Hopkins Homes Charity Vote is a fantastic opportunity for us to galvanise support from local residents for our work. We welcome any additional funding and this £7,000 donation would make an enormous difference in helping Stars support local children and young people who are coping with the loss of a parent, sibling, or other significant person in their life. Through creative counselling and support for their families, children can move through grief and trauma to lead happier, meaningful lives.”

Joshua Hopkins of the Hopkins Charitable Fund said: “Covid has had a significant impact on the work of charities, both in terms of their levels of fundraising and the increase in demand for their services. 

“Throughout the pandemic we’ve been working with charities throughout East Anglia to help them continue some of the essential services they offer in the community. The vote is an opportunity for the public to choose which charity they would like to see receive an extra funding boost. All the shortlisted charities offer important services to their communities and I wish them all the best of luck.”

For more information and to VOTE FOR STARS, please visit  https://www.hopkinshomes.co.uk/charity-cambridgeshire-vote/

The vote will run until 5pm Friday 16 July and the results will be announced soon after. Thank you all for your wonderful support!