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Recycle your real Christmas tree and support your local Hospice

When the festive period draws to a close, the simplest, greenest and most charitable way for local residents to get rid of their real Christmas tree is to have it collected and recycled by your local Hospice.

For the third year in a row, we are running a Christmas Tree Collection in partnership with Just Helping for anyone with a CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4 CH65 & CH66 postcode .

This year, we have also been supported by SP Energy, UAS Ltd and Ellesmere Port Lions. The Hospice of the Good Shepherd are hoping to collect over 1000 Christmas trees and raise £9000 for patient care.

Cllr Karen Shore, Cabinet Member – Environment and Deputy Mayor of Ellesmere Port says : ‘I fully support this initiative as this will benefit both the local environment and the fantastic work delivered by the Hospice.

Margaret Wright, Chief Executive, Hospice of the Good Shepherd said : “We are lucky to have a very active team of volunteers at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and the collection and recycling of Christmas trees in January will be a very welcome service for local people.

The aim is to save you the time and energy of trying to find somewhere to take your tree and save you the hassle of vacuuming all those needles from your car. We welcome your donations and thank you in advance for your support.”

Residents can register online at  www.charityxmastreecollection.com and make a donation  before Saturday 6th January to arrange the disposal, which will take place over between Monday 8th to Thursday 11th January.

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd needs £4million each year to continue to provide its vital services. More than 75 per cent of this is raised thanks to the generosity of the community through gifts left in people’s wills, general donations, events and fundraising campaigns like the Christmas tree collection and recycling service.