Are you having a real Christmas Tree this year within your home or business? Do you live or work within the CA1, CA2, CA3, CA4 8, CA5 6, CA5 7, CA6 4, CA6 5, CA7 9, CA8 1, CA8 9, CA10 2, CA11 7, CA11 8, CA11 9, or CA11 0 postcode areas?
Hospice at Home is once again organising this festive fundraising initiative that not only helpfully recycles trees after the festive season but also raises vital funds to provide local hospice care in the community. Last year, the Charity collected over 1,100 trees, raising almost £12,000. The areas in which the Charity is collecting trees covers Penrith, Carlisle, Wigton, Longtown, Brampton and Dalston – a significant proportion of the area in which Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland’s clinical services operate.
Supporters can book their tree for collection at www.charityxmastreecollection.com from Sunday 15th November and make a donation of their choice to Hospice at Home. On Friday 8th January 2021 volunteers and local businesses, who have pledged vans and staff teams to help, will collect the trees and take them to be recycled locally. No trips to the tip or needles in your car – just leave the trees in your front garden or outside your property and Hospice at Home will do the rest!
Cath Coates, Fundraiser, said: “We are delighted to be offering the Christmas Tree Collection again this year, particularly with many events cancelled during 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We were keen to continue organising this collection, and we will be following strict guidance to ensure our collectors stay safe.
“Year on year this event has increased in popularity and in turn, so has the fundraising total, which ultimately means we can provide more care for more people. We would like to thank all of the supporters of this event, from our leaflet distribution volunteers, to our van drivers and tree collectors, as well as our lead sponsor this year, Lloyd Motor Group”.
For more information about the Charity or the Christmas Tree Collection please visit www.hospiceathome.co.uk. To help deliver leaflets in your local area to spread awareness of this appeal please email [email protected]. To help with the collection on 8th January by donating your time and a van/large vehicle, please email [email protected]. Alternatively, please call 01768 210719.