It’s all fir charity - hospice offers help with the Christmas clear-up - The Evesham Observer

It’s all fir charity - hospice offers help with the Christmas clear-up

Rob George 17th Dec, 2018   0

CHARITY chiefs at St Richard’s Hospice are getting set to run its tree recycling scheme again early in the New Year – with the help of an array of volunteers.

Teams will get to work from Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, collecting and recycling trees from homes across Worcestershire.

In return for the service, the hospice is asking people to make a donation to support its free care to patients and loved ones.

Last year, around 850 trees were collected, raising £10,000 for the hospice.

Jayne Sargeant, fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We are thrilled to bring this service to our community again, following the success of the last campaign.

“It’s a great way to take out the hassle out of the festive clear-up in January. Just place your tree outside your home and we will collect it, stress free.

“What’s more, this campaign will raise funds to allow us to continue our care to patients and their loved ones when they most need our support.”

Trees will be collected from the WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4, WR5, WR7, WR8, WR9, WR10, WR11, WR12, WR13 and WR14 postcode areas.

There is no set fee for a donation but, for example, £15 could pay for a specialist Day Hospice nurse for an hour while £30 could pay for three patients’ meals on the hospice’s In-patient Unit for a day.

After costs, 90 per cent of the money raised will go St Richard’s – with the remaining 10 per cent donated to other local charities.

Organisations across Worcestershire supporting the campaign include: Walsh Construction, Fortis Living, Cotswold Drainage, Nationwide Building Society, ACW Trees, AJM Carpentry and Joinery, Henson Plant Hire, Open GI,

Instant Scenery, Leigh Sinton Christmas Trees, Gwilliams Farmshop and the St Richard’s Hospice maintenance technician Ed Whiteman and volunteer Richard Curzon.

Evesham-based Karndean Designflooring, White Logistics and Storage Ltd, Pershore College, Parallel Lines and Air Torque Ltd are also among the businesses boosting the bid.

This campaign is sponsored by The Christmas Decorators and is run in association with the charity JustHelping.

The deadline to register trees for collection is Tuesday, January 8.

Visit to register.

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