Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is offering a green tree-cycling service this festive season, helping local people recycle their real Christmas trees while raising vital funds for the care it gives.
It is hoped the scheme in partnership with JustHelping and a large number of volunteers, will help recycle over 500 trees which would raise enough to pay for 263 hours of our hospice care, all while helping to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Collections will be available directly from people’s own homes from areas in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury on Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th January 2020.
A donation is welcomed for collecting your Christmas tree which will be chipped into mulch and donated to deserving local sites. This means residents who chose to Tree-Cycle in support of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice will not only raise vital funds for local families needing care from the hospice, but reduce landfill and support local businesses too.
Megan Platt, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice said, “Following the interest we received last year for the Christmas tree chip up, organised by local company Greenway Tree Care, we are all excited to be extending the service this year, working in partnership with JustHelping. Reduce the worry of what to do with your real tree after the festivities have ended, and carry on the season of goodwill by choosing to tree-cycle your tree in support of our hospice and local families needing our care.'
Each tree collected and each donation made will help our Sue Ryder Nurses, care teams and support staff be there when it matters. As a charity all our care is given for free to those who need it, but it costs £10,000 a day to keep our services running.”