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Derwent Lions in aid of St Leonard's Hospice

About this Collection

This is the second year the Derwent Lions are collecting Christmas trees in your area. So avoid the hassle of disposing of your Christmas tree, for a voluntary donation, Derwent Lions will collect it from your home and recycle it with all proceeds in aid of St Leonard's Hospice and other local charities. 




Derwent Lions Club’s passion is to help people in need, within the community and beyond. We are part of Lions Clubs International and operate around the villages to the East and South of York.  

Our members come from all walks of life but who are like minded people who give their time and expertise freely for the benefit of others. We are supported by enthusiastic volunteers and supporters, and by the people within our community who give most generously when we knock on their door!

If you would like further information about the collection or wish to volunteer your time to help, please call 0845 833 2816 or email

After costs 51% of the monies raised will be donated to St Leonards Hospice and 49% to other local charities.

About the Hospice

St Leonard’s Hospice is an independent charity, providing specialist palliative care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses. They have an In-patient Unit, Sunflower Centre and Hospice@Home service. In this relaxed and friendly environment, every patient is recognised and treated as an individual. With their support patients are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life. Their care also extends to support families and loved ones.

In addition to a team of highly experienced doctors and nurses, they have specialists in a wide range of roles including complementary therapy, lymphoedema care, physiotherapy, social work, bereavement, occupational therapy and spiritual care.

Their care is free of charge to patients and their families but not free to provide. As a charity they rely heavily on the generosity of the public to raise over £5 million each year to run St Leonard's Hospice. This equates to £574 for every hour of every day. Although St Leonard’s does get some public funding the majority of the running costs have to be raised from donations and fundraising by the local community - businesses, groups and individuals. 

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