18th December 2023

Hospice to collect and recycle Christmas trees

Two people wearing blue high-vis jackets and warm clothes load large Christmas trees into a van.

VOLUNTEERS will collect and recycle Christmas trees this January to help a hospice raise funds for its care.

Now in its eighth year, the St Richard’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection will take place on Sunday, January 7 and Monday, January 8.

Households and businesses can register their real tree before 11pm on Tuesday, January 2, and volunteers will collect it to be recycled.

Ria Simons, Corporate Fundraising Lead at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We’re delighted to once again offer our community hassle-free tree collection and recycling in the New Year.

“Last year’s collection raised a tremendous amount and made such a difference in helping us continue to fund our care for patients and their loved ones.

“We are so grateful to everyone for getting behind this campaign and helping to make it a success for St Richard’s year-on-year.”

Volunteers will collect trees in the WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4, WR5, WR6, WR7, WR8, WR9, WR10, WR11, WR12, WR13, WR14 and WR15 postcode areas.

Anyone who registers a tree for collection will have the option to donate to St Richard’s Hospice.

To register a tree for collection, visit www.strichards.org.uk/event/christmas-tree-collection

The campaign is supported by Aptean, which creates route maps to guide volunteers during tree collections, and St Peters Garden Centre.

Volunteers from a variety of businesses and organisations also support the campaign. This includes volunteers from: ACW Trees, AJM Carpentry, Angloco Ltd, ArrangeMy, Ball Mill Logs, Baxter Williams, Blackpole Recycling, Bradfords Evesham, Churchfields Farm, Clive’s Fruit Farm, CMCA UK, Corla Media, Cotswold Drainage, County Building Supplies (Droitwich) Limited, Denley Tree Surgery, Dolphin Tec, Double-O&KS Ltd, Hay Fisher, Henson Plant Hire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Instant Scenery, Jackson Family Funeral Directors, Jonathan Cook Forestry Services Limited, Karndean, Kelly Plant Hire, The King’s School Worcester, Leigh Sinton Farm, Malvern Hills District Council, Malvern Panalytical, Marsh Commercial, MB Tree Care, Montel Engineering, Morris Valeting, Nationwide, Office Solutions, Open GI, Pace Print and Design, Parallel Lines, Pearwood Property Services, Pershore College, Platform Housing, Rock Power, Sanctuary, Shrubbery Dental Practice, Squab Removal, St Peters Garden Centre, Stockton Business Consulting, Tesco St Peter’s, Tewkesbury Van Sales, Three Pears Tree Care, Walsh Construction, Warren’s Removals, White Logistics, Worcester City Council, Worcester Handyman, and Wychavon District Council.

A number of hospice supporters will volunteer alongside businesses to assist with collecting and recycling trees.