CPRE Finalists 2018

The 2019 CPRE ‘Hampshire’s Choice Award’ Public Vote is open!

Hampshire Choice LogoCPRE, the Countryside Charity Hampshire is delighted to announce that the Hampshire’s Choice Award Public vote is open.

Part of the Countryside Awards 2019, all fifteen finalists across the four Awards categories (Community and Voluntary, Young People, Making Places & Rural Enterprise) will be in with a chance of winning the Hampshire’s Choice Award top prize of £500. Simply vote for your favourite project and the group with the most votes wins!

This is an amazing opportunity to show your support and learn more about some of the wonderful work being done to enhance our beautiful Hampshire Countryside.

To cast your vote, simply visit the website from 12th August  and select your favourite entry from the list of finalists.  Only one vote per person.


Last year saw the Winchester Youth Counselling project win the prize. Jill Guppy from the service talked about what the award meant to them:

We are delighted to have won this award. It means so much to us and the young people we work with. It gave them a real boost of confidence to attend the ceremony and win this award, they felt so proud of themselves. Together with our partners from the Wildlife Trust, we were really chuffed and can’t thank CPRE Hampshire and the sponsors enough for this great award.

Voting closes on 7 September 2019 and your vote really does count – so please visit: www.cprehampshire.org.uk/awards/hampshires-choice-award-2019

CPRE Countryside Charity Hampshire Chair Dee Haas stressed the importance of all of the Award entrants:

The Countryside Awards are a real celebration of all the hard work and dedication of so many people working to support or enjoy the countryside in different ways. It is genuinely heartening to see the scope of work going on throughout Hampshire by people with similar values and ideals to CPRE Hampshire; protecting, building and sustaining a thriving, diverse community and living countryside for us all to share and enjoy. I look forward to seeing who our final winners are and am excited to meet them all at the Awards evening.

Our thanks go to our wonderful sponsors at Southern Co-operative, Hastoe Group, and Forest Holidays, and our supporter, Hampshire Fare, for making these awards possible.

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