We’re encouraging people to take advantage of a special Christmas tree recycling service this year.
National charity, JustHelping, is organising Christmas tree collections in local areas to raise money for charities including St Ann’s. The collections have been run by community volunteers, sponsors and donors for more than nine years.
The 2021 Christmas tree collection raised over £50,000 for the patients and families we support.
Trees will be collected by volunteers between 13th and 16th January, and trees can be registered at www.charityxmastreecollection.com along with a voluntary donation. The real Christmas trees are shredded into chippings and recycled to be used locally in parks and sports clubs.
The tree collections will be taking place in the postcode areas SK1, SK2, SK3, SK4, SK5, SK6, SK7, SK8 and M20, M21, M22, M23, M27, M28, M30, M32, M33, M41, M44.
It’s really exciting that we’ve been able to raise such a huge amount of money for charities like St Ann’s in previous years, and we’re hoping we can do even better this time around. It’s fantastic that we’re able to bring people together to raise money for such fabulous causes, and of course, the fact that the trees we collect are recycled is also good for the environment – not to mention that it takes away the headache of disposing of the tree from local people too. Fiona Cosgrove, JustHelping
We’re proud to be one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK, and the fact that we're still here after half a century and still able to support local patients is down to the amazing support of our local communities. We were blown away to receive £50,000 in our 50th year from the 2021 tree collections, which shows the amazing impact of community spirit. We’re hugely thankful to JustHelping, the army of volunteers who support them, and everyone who makes a donation, and would encourage anyone that lives in one of the eligible postcodes to sign up. Everyone who makes a donation really does enable us to keep our doors open and allows us to continue to provide specialist care to those who need it most. Thank you Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s