About this Collection
This Christmas tree recycling scheme is run by Arthur Rank Hospice Charity with support from Just Helping, Cambridge City Council, numerous local businesses and members of the community.
The Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme helps to raise vital funds for your local hospice*. Your donation will make a real difference to our patients, who are living with a life limiting illness, and their families.
Did you know?
- £14 allows us to prepare daily home cooked meals for a patient staying with us.
- £24 ensures that a family can stay overnight in our apartments, close to their loved one.
- £30 is the cost to produce a patient’s life story book to remember good times to share with family members.
- £55 funds a counselling session, supporting a relative after the loss of a loved one.
We would welcome a donation and we will collect your Christmas tree and take it away to be recycled for you. No hassle, no needles in your car…leave it to us!
Our team of volunteers will be collecting trees in postcodes CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, CB22, CB23 and CB24 on Thursday 9, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 January 2020.
In order for us to collect you tree please register by 1pm on Wednesday 8 January.
We ask that you put your tree outside the front of your property, where it can be easily seen by our voluntary collection team by 8am on Thursday 9 January. Please be aware the due to the vast number of trees we are collecting, we cannot specify which date/time we will be collecting your tree. We apologise for any inconvenient this may cause.
If you would like to volunteer your time to help with 2020’s collection please see further details at arhc.org.uk/treerecyling or contact Chloe Christine-Wallis (Community Fundraiser) on 01223 675885.
On behalf of the staff, volunteers, patients and family members at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, thank you so much for your support.
*After costs, 90% of the funds raised will go to the hospice and the remaining 10% donated to other local charities.
About the Hospice
Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care. Our services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. Our aim is to provide the highest quality care, helping them to help make every moment count.
We care for more than 3600 patients each year across the Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. The care and support provided by our Inpatient Unit, Day Therapy and Hospice at Home teams is practical, holistic and tailored to the individual. Programmes may include psychological support, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitative support, counselling, bereavement and spiritual support.
As a charity, we need to secure £8.25 million every year to deliver our services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. About half of this currently comes from commissioned income, with further funds raised by our Bistro, Education and Conference Centre and Hair and Nail Salon. We are hugely grateful to our local community, which contributes the remainder by raising funds in a number of ways, including: donating to our shops; participating in our events; taking on personal challenges; holding fundraisers; or leaving us a gift in their Will.
We are always looking for new ways to raise funds so that we can continue to provide and develop our vital services long into the future.