Annington, the company responsible for refurbishing 57 former MOD homes at Lamborough Fields in Shippon, nearby to Abingdon, has donated funds to local charity ‘Friends of Rush Common’ (FORC). The charity is run by parent volunteers and raises money to enhance the educational studies of pupils at nearby Rush Common School, located on Hendred Way.

Annington’s donation will help Friends of Rush Common to deliver its forest school programme at Rush Common School, a method of outdoor learning focusing on the natural environment, designed to promote self-esteem, creativity and confidence . With this in mind, Annington has provided FORC with a donation to purchase a range of equipment to facilitate the studies including bug pots, binoculars, magnifying glasses, pond nets, a hedgehog house, bird boxes and feeders.

Rebecca Strugnell, Chair of the Friends of Rush Common, commented: “Our Forest School at Rush Common teaches pupils how to respect nature and to grow up with a better understanding of where we fit in with the natural environment. We were in desperate need of some new resources, so the donation from Annington couldn’t have come at a better time! The pupils, parents and teachers are very grateful for the kit, which will put to great use by children of all ages in the school.”

Stacy Whitehead, Marketing Manager at Annington, added: “Annington is eager to support with any learning focused on protecting our local environment, which aligns so closely with our own sustainable refurbishment plans at Lamborough Fields. We hope the items purchased for the forest school can spark curiosity within the children and generate sustainably conscious minds for the future generations of Rush Common pupils.”

The homes at Lamborough Fields are priced from £270,000 for a two-bedroom mid-terrace home with a private garden. To find out more about the properties for sale in Shippon, please contact the allocated selling agent Davis Tate on 01235 526907, or email abingdon@davistate.com.