THREE charities in the Shrivenham area received a share of £2,000 from Legal and General Homes.

Every three months, neighbours and visitors to the housebuilder’s Cross Trees Park development centre vote for their favourite good cause to receive the largest share of a £2,000 fund.

One charity receives £1,000, the runner-up receives £600 and the remaining choice receives £400.

Friends of Shrivenham Primary School carries out vital fundraising for the village's primary school.

Staff there were delighted to receive the most votes and be presented with a £1,000 cheque.

Headteacher Jude Scott said: "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.

"A really big thank you to Legal & General Homes for its generous donation."

Prospect Hospice received £600 from the fund.

It provides free compassionate and personal support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families . The charity also provides education and training for end-of-life care.

Be Free Young Carers 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.

This charity received a £400 donation.

Managing director of Legal and General Homes John Allan 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.”

The developer is constructing a major new housing development in the village and wanted to give something back to the area it's now part of.

Cross Trees Park will include 515 houses, a community park, playground, allotments, tree-lined avenues, a convenience store and on-site school once it is finished.

It is one of four developments overseen by the developer in the south-east region.