About this Collection
This year after collectimg 450 Christmas trees the collection has raised £5,047.48*
The collection received enormous support by some amazing volunteers from Abergele Round Table, Anwyl Construction, Denbigh Round Table, Rotary Club of Abergele, Rotary Club of Denbigh, Rotary Club of Prestatyn, Rotary Club of Rhyl, SP Energy Networks, Thorncliffe and Woods Motorcycles.
90% of the monies raised, £4,542.73 went to St Kentigern Hospice and 10%, £504.75 to the Sea Cadets.
The Sea Cadets aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, they learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.
This year the trees will be put to good use by:
- Flintshire County Council aiding with coastal defences in Talacre
- Welsh Mountain Zoo aiding with feeding animals and providing materials to build animal shelters
- Llysfasi College, Ruthin providing material for student training. These will be used to produce compost.
For further information about the Christmas tree collection or if you would like to get involved, please contact us by telephone 01745 75426.
* After operating costs and including Gift Aid
About the Hospice
Located in St Asaph, St Kentigern Hospice is a local charity providing care and support, free of charge, across the Vale of Clwyd and Surrounding areas. Taking in Colwyn Bay in the west along the coast to Northop in the East and inland encompassing Mold, Ruthin, Corwen, Denbigh and Llangernyw.
For 23 years St Kentigern Hospice has provided specialist palliative care for the people of North Wales. We have cared for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses and provided support for their families and friends.
It costs more than £1.6 million to run the Hospice which equates to more than £4,300 per day. Just 18% of this will come from the Local Health Board, it is only enough funding to support the Hospice for 66 days. The Hospice therefore greatly relies upon on the generosity of the communities it serves in North East Wales to raise the additional funding for the remaining 299 days of the year
Our building has served us well, however it now requires to be significantly upgraded in order to offer the best possible care tor the next 23 years and beyond. We want to provide our patients with an environment that matches our excellent standard of care.
In October building work started at the hospice in order to extend, reconfigure and refurbish our Hospice building to make it fit for the future and to meet the needs of our patients, their carers, their families and to comply with current legislation.
We have been successful in securing £2.5million. This has enabled us to schedule the start of the construction work - This will allow the hospice team to care for 50% more people from your community for many years to come in the future. This project will make a transformational change to St Kentigern Hospice and palliative care in North Wales.
· Increase capacity, and comfort for both inpatient care and day therapy services
· Create a separate patient entrance allowing patients to be admitted onto the ward in privacy, and visitors to come and go discreetly.
· Create a community Café which will offer a relaxing ambience for visitors, relatives and the hospice team.
We are still busy fundraising for an additional £500,000 to cover the cost of specialist equipment and interior decoration of this new hospice to create a new state of the art clinical environment and a home from home for future patients and families.
Your Christmas tree could really make a last legacy of hospice care in your community this January.