A climate action group has been given a donation by a developer which will help them plant hundreds of trees.

Community action group Abingdon Carbon Cutters has recently planted 420 trees at Rye Farm Meadow, helped by a donation from Annington, who is refurbishing former MOD housing at Lamborough Fields in nearby Shippon.

The trees were provided free by the Woodland Trust who offer trees to community groups – this is the third consignment for the meadow from them.

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The tree planting was attended by over 100 volunteers, all striving towards a greener and more environmentally friendly future for Abingdon.

The stakes for the recent tree planting were funded by a £400 donation from Annington, and helped towards the group’s mission to plant 1,500 trees on Rye Farm Meadow by the end of this year.

Caroline Townsend, Chair for Abingdon Carbon Cutters, commented: “Our purpose is simple, we believe that collective effort is instrumental in bringing about real environmental change.

“Rather than wait for someone else to do the job, we have a group of like-minded individuals who have accomplished great things by tackling rising carbon emissions. “Our tree planting days are a great way for volunteers to do something really worthwhile.”

“It’s reassuring to see a company like Annington support environmental causes like ours.”

Stacy Whitehead, Marketing Manager at Annington, added: “Carbon Cutters’ ethos aligns closely with our own mission to create sustainable, climate conscious homes.

“We are refurbishing former MOD houses in Lamborough Fields, offering residents solar panels and electric vehicle chargers."


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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