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Hospice Christmas tree recycling campaign to return

16th December 2019

TEAMS of volunteers will step out across the county in January to collect and recycle Christmas trees in support of hospice care.

St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, is preparing to hold its fourth Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign – and hopes it will be bigger and better than ever.

Over two days, volunteers from a host of organisations will collect and recycle hundreds of real Christmas trees from homes – in return for a donation towards the hospice’s free care to patients and loved ones.

Last year’s campaign saw around 1,187 trees collected and chipped – raising more than £16,000 for the Worcester-based hospice.

Jayne Sargeant, hospice fundraiser, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be providing this fantastic service to people across the county once again.

“This year, many new volunteers are taking part, so we hope to be able to reach more people – and raise even more for the hospice this time round.

“Avoid the hassle of getting rid of your tree – while supporting our care at the same time. What could be better?

“I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the incredible people stepping up to help volunteer with the campaign. We couldn’t do it without you!”

Trees will be collected on Friday, January 10 – with recycling taking place until Saturday, January 11.

Volunteers will be out collecting trees in the following postcode areas: WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4, WR5, WR7, WR8, WR9, WR10, WR11, WR12, WR13 and WR14.

The deadline to register trees for collection is Tuesday, January 7.

To find out more and to register your tree, visit strichards.org.uk/christmas-tree-recycling

The organisations supporting the campaign are: Paragon, ACW Trees, Worcestershire Countryside Centre, Fortis Living, Karndean Designflooring, Cotswold Drainage, Pershore College, White Logistics and Storage Ltd, P Denning Tree Surgeon, Leigh Sinton Christmas Trees, AJM Carpentry & Joinery, Warren’s Removals, St Peter’s Garden Centre, Nationwide Building Society, Instant Scenery, Parallel Lines, Christmas Decorators, Sanctuary Group, CMCA UK, Henson Plant Hire, Bespoke Bathrooms Ltd, arrangeMY, Walsh Construction, Open GI, Evesham Plant Hire, Alistair McMinn and Claire James, Rock Power Connections, Spring Forward Landscaping, Churchfields Farm, Evesham Football Club, Bradfords Carpets and Beds, Rich Curzon and Ed Whiteman, Tewkesbury Van Sales, Malvern Round Table, Tesco St Peter’s, Midwest Landscaping, Three Pears Tree Care, Shrubbery Dental, Jackson Family Funerals, Jonathan Cook Forestry, Droitwich and Gwillams Farm Shop, 10Ten Haulage, Travis Perkins, Startin Group Worcester, Malvern Hills Round Table, and Pearwood Property Services.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.