11th January 2018

Christmas tree recycling raises thousands

After a fantastic few days more than 860 Christmas trees have been collected from homes across the county – raising a tremendous £10,000.

From Friday, 12th January to Sunday, 14th January, teams of volunteers from a host of organisations were out collecting trees – before taking them to be recycled.

We ran the campaign in partnership with the charity JustHelping and asked people to make a donation in return for recycling their trees – helping support our free care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses and other local charities.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who collected trees, including representatives from ACW TREESNationwide Building SocietyFortis LivingRybrook Worcester BMWRock Power Connections LtdWalsh Construction LtdLeigh Sinton Christmas Trees – WorcestershireCotswold DrainageHenson Plant EveshamInstant SceneryDavid’s NurseriesWorcester Countryside CentreKarndean DesignflooringGreen Trak Ltd and Gwillam’s Farm Shop.

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.