Last chance to register your Christmas tree for recycling collection

St Ann's is encouraging people to not miss out on the chance to get their Christmas tree collected and recycled this January.

By News Team on January 5, 2022

We’re working with national charity JustHelping to organise Christmas tree collections in local areas, which will raise money for charities including St Ann’s. The collections have been run by community volunteers, sponsors and donors for more than nine years.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get your tree collected easily this January. Registrations for the tree collections close on Sunday 9th January 2022, and trees will be collected by volunteers between 13th and 16th January.

The collections will not only help take away the headache of disposing of Christmas trees once the festivities are over, but will also raise money for local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

The 2021 Christmas tree collection raised over £50,000 for the patients and families St Ann’s Hospice supports.

Trees can be registered until Sunday 9th January at along with a voluntary donation. The real Christmas trees are shredded into chippings and recycled to be used locally in parks and sports clubs.

Fiona Cosgrove from JustHelping said: “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.”

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, WA14 and WA15. Those wishing to have their tree collected can sign up online.

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