YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Seeks Public Votes
YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Seeks Public Votes

YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is urging local residents to vote for them in the Hopkins Homes Cambridgeshire Charity Vote with the hope of securing an award of up to £7,000.

The public is being asked to vote for their preferred charity from a choice of six shortlisted organisations. The three causes who receive the most votes will be presented with donations of £7,000, £2,000 or £1,000 depending on the level of support they receive.

Jonathan Martin, YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Chief Executive said, “The vote is a fantastic opportunity for us to galvanise support from local residents for our work. We welcome any additional funding and should we be awarded the £7,000 will help us to recruit an additional seven Counsellors to our team. This will allow us to support 136 children suffering from mental health problems through a programme of community counselling which is equivalent to 1,092 counselling hours”.

YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough works locally in the community with individuals and families to build better futures through our comprehensive range of programmes and interventions, including Housing, Health & Fitness, Youth Projects, Youth Justice Services, Mental Health Counselling, Employability Programmes, Volunteering and much more.

James Hopkins, Executive Chairman of Hopkins Homes said: “We’re delighted to be offering the public the chance to choose which charities we support with our £10,000 donation.

“A Building strong, self-sustaining community is one of our key principles and the charities chosen for the shortlist are particularly concerned with homelessness and displacement, deprivation and vulnerable people.”

People can visit to find out more about the shortlisted charities and cast their vote.

Launched today the vote will run until 5pm Friday 24th February and the results will be announced soon after.

For more information about Hopkins Homes please visit