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Hopkins Homes announces £10,000 East Anglian War Memorials Fund

PUBLISHED: 15:31 29 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:31 29 October 2017

James Hopkins, executive chairman of Hopkins Homes. Picture: Hopkins Homes

James Hopkins, executive chairman of Hopkins Homes. Picture: Hopkins Homes

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A housing firm has unveiled a new initiative that will see them donate £10,000 for the repair and conservation of war memorials in East Anglia.

Hopkins Homes marked the centenary of the fourth and penultimate year of the First World War by announcing the grant at an event in Leiston yesterday (Saturday).

The grant will form part of the recently expanded £500,000 Hopkins Charitable Fund and will be administered by the War Memorials Trust.

James Hopkins, executive chairman at Hopkins Homes said: “Given the strong historical and present day military connections in the area, supporting the conservation of these important community focal points is a natural fit for the Hopkins Charitable Fund.

Frances Moreton, director of the War Memorials Trust, said: “As the nation prepares to mark next year’s centenary we have seen a significant increase in the number of requests from communities hoping to repair and conserve their war memorials. The contribution from the Hopkins Charitable Fund will allow us to fund many more of these projects.”

Communities hoping to receive funding towards war memorial projects should visit www.warmemorials.org/grants

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