Tree-cycle for Hospice Care

How about making your Christmas tree even greener this year – by recycling it! Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell is offering a Christmas tree recycling service to raise money to help fund its care, so by signing up you’ll be helping both the environment and Hospice Care.

To make the most of this easy and eco-friendly way to dispose of your Christmas tree after the festive season, you’ll need to register to have your tree collected. You’ll be able to make a donation to the charity too, with a suggested donation of £5. Phyllis Tuckwell’s staff and volunteers will be out and about collecting the trees on 6th, 7th and 8th January, so make sure you’ve taken all the decorations off and left it outside your house by 9am on your collection day.

The service is being offered to houses in the GU1, GU2, GU9, GU10, GU51 and GU52 postcode areas. When you sign up, you’ll be sent an email confirming your collection day.

“Recycling your Christmas tree is an easy and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of it after the yuletide season, and it also raises money to help fund our care,” said Leanne Magee, Events Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “We’ve had to cancel or postpone many of our fundraising events this year because of Coronavirus, so by supporting our tree recycling you’ll be making a big difference to local Hospice Care.”

Phyllis Tuckwell provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. It offers medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support, and all of its services are given free of charge to its patients and their families, but it has to raise over £20,000 a day to do this. To register for its tree-cycling service, please visit www.pth.org.uk/event/tree-cycling.

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