Legal & General Homes has donated £2,000 to three charities in the area around its Cross Trees Park development in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire.
Every three months residents and visitors to the housebuilder’s Cross Trees Park development vote for their favourite charity to receive the largest share of a £2,000 fund. There are three charities to choose from each quarter and, once the votes have been counted, the one with the most receives £1,000, the second £600 and third £400.
Friends of Shrivenham Primary School, which undertakes vital fundraising for Shrivenham C.E. Primary School, received the £1,000 cheque. Jude Scott, Head Teacher at Shrivenham C.E Primary School said: “A really big thank you to Legal & General Homes for its generous donation of £1,000. This money is a significant amount for us, and we are putting it towards buying more equipment to support the children’s learning at school.”
Prospect Hospice provides compassionate, personal support during every stage of a life-limiting illness, free of charge to anyone who needs it in Swindon. The charity, which also provides education and training for end-of-life care, received £600 from the fund.
Be Free Young Carers was awarded £400 and offers support and advice to young carers through access to mentoring and peer support, enabling them to meet, socialise, have fun and increase their confidence.
John Allan, Managing Director at Legal & General Homes said: “Our grant scheme enables us to work with our local community to support the charities most important to them. I’m immensely proud of everything the scheme has achieved so far and look forward to hearing about the impact these funds have on the work of these three brilliant charities.”
Information for charities interested in applying for support
Local registered charities can apply to be part of the Legal & General Homes’ charitable grant scheme by visiting www.landghomes.com/our-