St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, is preparing to hold its third Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign – and hopes it will be bigger and better than ever.
Over two days, volunteers from a host of organisations will collect and recycle hundreds of real Christmas trees from homes – in return for a donation towards the hospice’s free care to patients and loved ones.
Last year’s campaign saw around 1,187 trees collected and chipped – raising more than £16,000 for the Worcester-based hospice.
Jayne Sargeant, Hospice Fundraiser, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be providing this fantastic service to people across the county once again.
“This year, many new volunteers are taking part, so we hope to be able to reach more people – and raise even more for the hospice this time round.
“Avoid the hassle of getting rid of your tree – while supporting our care at the same time. What could be better?
“I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the incredible people stepping up to help volunteer with the campaign. We couldn’t do it without you!”
Trees will be collected on Friday, January 10 – with recycling taking place until Saturday, January 11.
Volunteers will be out collecting trees in the following postcode areas: WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4, WR5, WR7, WR8, WR9, WR10, WR11, WR12, WR13 and WR14.
The deadline to register trees for collection is Tuesday, January 7.
To find out more and to register your tree, visit: strichards.org.uk/christmas-tree-recycling.
The organisations supporting the campaign are: Paragon, ACW Trees, Worcestershire Countryside Centre, Fortis Living, Karndean Designflooring, Cotswold Drainage, Pershore College, White Logistics and Storage Ltd, P Denning Tree Surgeon, Leigh Sinton Christmas Trees, AJM Carpentry & Joinery, Warren’s Removals, St Peter’s Garden Centre, Nationwide Building Society, Instant Scenery, Parallel Lines, Christmas Decorators, Sanctuary Group, CMCA UK, Henson Plant Hire, Bespoke Bathrooms Ltd, arrangeMY, Walsh Construction, Open GI, Evesham Plant Hire, Alistair McMinn and Claire James, Rock Power Connections, Spring Forward Landscaping, Churchfields Farm, Evesham Football Club, Bradfords Carpets and Beds, Rich Curzon and Ed Whiteman, Tewkesbury Van Sales, Malvern Round Table, Tesco St Peter’s, Midwest Landscaping, Three Pears Tree Care, Shrubbery Dental, Jackson Family Funerals, Jonathan Cook Forestry, Droitwich and Gwillams Farm Shop, 10Ten Haulage, Travis Perkins, Startin Group Worcester, Malvern Hills Round Table, and Pearwood Property Services.
St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.
Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,400 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.
St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with 22% funded by the NHS.
The hospice is also raising funds for the Build 2020 Appeal and is part way through developing a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire. The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.
For more information about St Richard’s Hospice visit: www.strichards.org.uk.