Tuesday 15 January 2019

Treecycling raises thousands for patient care in the community

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Last week, we ran our second Christmas Treecycling campaign. In exchange for a donation to the Hospice, residents of Stevenage, North Herts and surrounding villages signed up to have our volunteers collect and recycle their Christmas tree.
This year, the recycling service went one step further as we partnered with housing association settle to truly give back to the local community. All trees were chipped and taken to ‘settle woods’, a nature area created by settle for Stonehill School in Letchworth.
The campaign was a great success with volunteers collecting over 350 Christmas trees (over double the amount collected in 2018), raising just over £3,500 for the Hospice!
Danielle Swinburne, Event Organiser commented:
“Huge thanks to everyone who supported this campaign, all funds donated will go towards providing vital support and care for our patients and their families.
“Special thanks go to all the volunteers who gave up their spare time to collect all the Christmas trees, we couldn’t have done it without you.”
We are confident that the Christmas Treecycling will continue to grow in 2020 – not only has it been hugely successful for the Hospice, the scheme supports the local community and provides a service for those wishing to sustainably dispose of their Christmas trees. We are likely to need more help collecting trees next year, so if you or your business can support, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01462 679540.