09/07/2019

Award-winning developer Hopkins Homes has a strong track record of supporting local causes and has now been announced as the headline sponsor for the Eastern Daily Press’ Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2019.

The East Anglian housebuilder has developments throughout Norfolk and two years ago announced a £500,000 charitable fund. The fund supports charities and groups throughout East Anglia via small grants, charity votes and one-off donations as well as separate funding for the conservation of war memorials in the area. In addition, last winter, Hopkins Homes created a £150,000 Winter Crisis Fund to help alleviate some of the difficulties vulnerable people face when the weather gets colder. In Norfolk this included a £30,000 donation to the Eastern Daily Press’ Surviving Winter campaign and a rapid intervention fund. 

Joshua Hopkins of the Hopkins Charitable Fund said: “At Hopkins Homes we are committed to supporting local charities and organisations, ensuring we build thriving communities as well as homes, which is why we felt sponsoring the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards was a natural fit for us.”

Nominations for the annual awards are now open. This year the awards will be held in partnership with OPEN Norwich (home of youth charity OPEN Youth Trust) with all profits from the night going to support disadvantaged young people in Norfolk. The awards are intended to celebrate those who commit acts of bravery, kindness selflessness in the community, that often go unseen. 

Joshua continued: “We are delighted to sponsor such a special event that celebrates the countless volunteers and those who go above and beyond their normal duties to form the backbone of our communities. 

“OPEN Youth Trust do great work with young people across the county and it’s a pleasure to be able to support them.”

John Gordon-Saker, CEO for OPEN Youth Trust said: "We are really excited to be hosting the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards and are extremely grateful to Hopkins Homes for sponsoring the event. It promises to be a fantastic evening recognising and rewarding some inspirational individuals from Norfolk and Waveney.

“We urge all local trusts, companies or individuals to get involved by sponsoring an award or supporting the event by purchasing a table.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 5th December.  For details of other sponsorship packages available contact Angela Brett on angela@opennorwich.org.uk or call 01603 252111 or to nominate someone click on link opposite.

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Notes to editors: Hopkins Homes is renowned for building high quality homes with character and individual style throughout East Anglia.

The company achieved the Gold Award for Best Medium Housebuilder at the 2017 national WhatHouse? Awards together with the Silver Award for Best Regeneration Scheme. These added to their previous accolades which include the Sunday Times British Homes Awards Development of the Year, Housebuilder Awards Best Refurbishment Project, Building Excellence Awards Best New Housing Development and Housing Design Awards Completed Project Winner.

The Hopkins Group has recently been listed in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 and was also named in the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 companies to inspire Britain list for the second year in a row.

For more information about Hopkins Homes please visit www.hopkinshomes.co.uk 

Pictures: Jamie Honeywood @EDP