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Trinity Hospice, Blackpool

About this Collection

2019 was the second year for the Christmas tree collection for Trinity Hospice and it was tree-mendous collection with more than 1,285 trees collected over the weekend of the 12th and 13th January in many FY postcodes which raised £11,005.54.* 

The collection was supported by Fylde Council. The Christmas trees were planted in the dunes of St Anne's beach as part of the ongoing sand dunes restoration project. The project aims to trap windblown sand and encourage the dunes to move seaward. The trees also help to provide a unique habitat for many plants and animals and also act as an effective soft sea defence for the local community.

Of the monies raised, 90%, £9,904.98 went to the hospice and £1,100.55 was allocated to local charities Streetlife and The Boathouse Youth.

Streetlife is an organisation which assists vulnerable young people in Blackpool, a lot of whom access their service as homeless. Their aim is to enable and empower them to make informed choices, about issues affecting their lives. They provide support – for those up to the age of 26 – from The Base, the Day Centre, and Night Shelter, which serves as emergency accommodation for those who need it most.

The Boathouse Youth works with children and young people in Blackpool. It aims to provide a variety of educational and recreational activities that will build confidence restore self-esteem and, above all, bring happiness to the lives of its young members. 

For further information about the Christmas tree collection or if you would like to help with the next collection please contact Janet Atkins on 01253 359362 or email janet.atkins@trinityhospice.co.uk.

 

*After operating costs and including Gift Aid


About the Hospice

Trinity Hospice has provided excellence in specialist, compassionate care on the journey towards the end of life on the Fylde coast for more than 30 years, touching the lives of around 8,000 local people every year. Trinity helps people live life to the full, and live well right to the very end.

Demand for its care keeps on growing and its services continue to evolve to meet changing expectations.

Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, Trinity is rated ‘outstanding’ and is proud of its modern facilities and high standards. But Trinity is more than a set of buildings – its nursing teams work at the hospital and out in the community day and night, covering every part of the Fylde coast.

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