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Have a Greener Christmas with St Wilfrid’s Hospice

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The simplest, greenest and most charitable way to dispose of your Christmas trees this year is to get involved in St Wilfrid’s Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme.

St Wilfrid’s wonderful team of volunteers will collect your tree from your address and ethically recycle it for you from January 6 2021, in return for a donation to the Hospice.

Register your tree online at stwh.co.uk/christmastrees or call 01243 755827 to find out more. You can choose the level of donation as you wish.

Over 600 trees were recycled in the scheme’s first year last year, with even more post codes now available for this year.

In partnership with Chichester District Council, and supported by the Woodhorn Group, your tree will be recycled and used to create a range of Earth Cycle composts and topsoil’s.

Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for Environment and Chichester Contract Services at Chichester District Council said, “Following the success of the scheme last year, we are really pleased to be joining forces with St Wilfrid’s Hospice again to recycle as many Christmas trees as we can, while also supporting a fantastic cause.

Please sign up for the St Wilfrid’s pick-up service and make a donation to their charity – their team of volunteers will collect your real trees and we will ensure it is recycled! You will be helping to raise vital funds for a charity very close to our hearts.”

Your donation will also support the gift of quality time for patients to spend with their loved ones when facing terminal illness.

Alison Moorey, Chief Executive of St Wilfrid’s Hospice said, “St Wilfrid’s is there for patients and their families every day of the year. So while we all try to enjoy some festive cheer over Christmas, our nurses, chefs and housekeeping staff will be doing their bit to give patients and their families the best Christmas possible.”

Alex Burch, St Wilfrid’s Hospice Community Fundraising Manger said, “All our tree collecting volunteers will be wearing the appropriate PPE, use hand sanitation rigorously and operate in socially responsible bubbled teams to ensure you can recycle your tree this Christmas simply and safely.”

 

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