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1st November 2021 - 4th January 2022

Christmas Tree Collection

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Registration for our Christmas Tree Collection 2022 is now closed. Thank you for your incredible support.

 

Christmas Tree Collection 2022

Collections on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th January

Leave the effort of getting rid of your real tree to us!

Our fantastic volunteers will be out in force to collect and recycle trees throughout Worcestershire on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th January 2022.

You will need to register your real tree for collection online before 12pm on 4th January 2022.

Please give generously especially if you have more than one tree.

How your donation can help:

  • £23.20* could pay for a patient to have a virtual or face-to-face session with our physiotherapist
  • £45.13* could pay for a Hospice at Home Healthcare Assistant for half a day, providing either virtual or face-to-face care
  • £59.15* could pay for a social worker for half a day, offering virtual or face-to-face support to patients and loved ones

* Salary costs are the full cost of employing a member of staff in 2020/21

Please note in the event of adverse weather conditions the dates of collection could be changed, we will advise our supporters accordingly.

*In the event of another lockdown and/or Covid restrictions in place that affect the collection, we may have to amend the collection date if we are unable to go ahead due to Government rules at that time*

To download the Christmas Tree Collection FAQs click here ➜ Christmas Tree Collection 2022 FAQs

Thank you to all the volunteers and chipping sites who have supported this campaign:

1st Call 24/7, ACW Trees, Actively Stronger, AJM Carpentry, Angloco Ltd, ArrangeMy, Artwork Creative, Baxter Williams, Bespoke Bathrooms, Bradfords, Evesham, Churchfields, Clive’s Fruit Farm, CMCA UK, Cotswold Drainage, Denley Tree Surgery, DTS Denning Tree Services, Evesham Garden Centre, Evesham United FC, Gatehouse Brides, Henson Plant Hire, hotelshop UK Ltd, Instant Scenery, Jackson Family Funeral Directors, Jonathan Cook Forestry Services Limited, Karndean Designflooring, Kelly Plant Hire, Leigh Sinton Christmas Trees, MB Tree Care, Midwest Landscaping Ltd, Morris Valeting, Nationwide Building Society, Office Solutions, Open GI, Pace Printers, Parallel Lines, Pershore College, Platform Housing, Rock Power Connections, Sanctuary Housing, Shrubbery Dental Practice, Spring Forward Landscaping, Squab Removal, St Peter’s Garden Centre, Stockton Business Consulting, Tewkesbury Van Sales, The Countryside Centre, Worcester, The Worcester Handyman, Three Counties Christmas, Three Pears Tree Care, Walsh Construction, White Logistics and Warren’s Removals.

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Christmas Tree Collection 2022 FAQs

  • How much should I donate?
  • You can make a donation of your choice, and if you are a UK tax payer you can also Gift Aid your donation. Gift Aid is a government scheme for UK charities to reclaim the tax you have paid and gain 25% more at no extra cost or hassle to you. Where possible, please can you consider adding Gift Aid to your donation if you are a UK taxpayer.

    Please see our website for further information about the difference your donation will make towards our free specialist care.

  • Who will be collecting my tree(s)?
  • Our Christmas tree collection service is entirely supported by corporate businesses and hospice supporters, who will come with a van to take your tree(s) away. They are giving up their time and resources to help collect and recycle trees for a donation of your choice. This means that every penny of your donation will come directly to St Richard’s Hospice, helping us continue our specialist care and services for people in Worcestershire.

  • Where do I leave my tree(s)?
  • We require your tree(s) to be left in the specific area you have chosen during registration. It will need to be in a visible and accessible spot outside your house/organisation. If visibility from the road is poor, please make a note of this when registering your tree collection. Our collection service does not include removing the tree(s) from inside your house/organisation.

  • When will my trees be collected?
  • You will need to put out your tree on Saturday 8th January for collection on Sunday 9th or Monday 10th January. Our volunteers will be out very early to start collections on Sunday 9th January so please ensure your tree(s) are out in a visible and accessible spot outside your house/organisation.

  • Can I choose the time for collection?
  • No, we can’t specify collection time. Your tree(s) will be collected on either Sunday 9th or Monday 10th January 2022.

  • Do I have to be home when you come to collect my Christmas tree(s)?
  • No, you do not have to be home/present for us to collect your tree(s). Once your booking is confirmed, we do not need you to sign anything and our volunteers won’t knock the door when they arrive. Just prepare your tree(s) for collection on Saturday 8th January and we will do the rest.

  • I have multiple sites with trees. Can I have my trees picked up from different locations?
  • Yes, however you will need to register each location for tree collection separately.

  • What will happen if I do not put my tree(s) out in time?
  • We will not be able to collect your tree(s) if you fail to put it out on Saturday 8th January in a visible and accessible spot outside your house/organisation.

  • Will the collection go ahead if there is severe weather/heavy snow?
  • We will advise you of any changes to the collection date if there are issues with the weather. We will do everything we can to collect your tree(s) within 14 working days. The safety of our volunteers is paramount and we will be guided by weather warnings. We will advise you accordingly via email if there is a change of date for collection. Please keep an eye out for emails from us if there are severe weather warnings in place.

  • Do you collect and recycle artificial trees?
  • No, we do not offer collection and recycling service for artificial Christmas trees, however if your artificial tree is in excellent condition you can donate this to one of our hospice charity shops.

  • Do you remove and recycle decorations?
  • Our collection service does not include removing decorations off your tree(s). We require all the decorations and stand/bucket to be removed prior to collection.

  • What happens to my tree after it is collected?
  • We take all Christmas trees that we collect to our experienced volunteer chippers, who will chip your tree(s) to be then be reused in multiple, environmentally friendly ways.

  • What if I've put my tree(s) out in time but you haven't collected it on Sunday 9th or Monday 10th January?
  • Please contact the Fundraising Department immediately on 01905 958262 or email

  • What do I do if my tree is taken prior to the collection dates?
  • If your tree is taken or it is moved before Sunday 9th January 2022 please advise the Fundraising Team 01905 958262 or email so we can alter our volunteer routes.

  • Is there a maximum height that you will collect?
  • We can collect any size tree(s), however if your tree is over 7ft and you are able to, please can we kindly ask it is chopped down into more manageable pieces for our volunteers to collect and get into the vans.

When

1st November 2021 - 4th January 2022