About this Collection
Dorothy House Hospice more than doubled their last year’s fundraising total for their Christmas tree collection raising £27,261.51*.
They collected over 2,360 trees across nine postcodes in BaNES, Somerset and Wiltshire. The Christmas tree collection has grown considerably since the first collection in January 2017 which raised £6,395.90,
It was supported by many local businesses providing vans and 100 volunteers. While 90% of the money raised, after costs, will go to Dorothy House, 10% of funds raised will also go to other local charities.
For further information about the Christmas tree collection in 2020, please contact the Dorothy House Fundraising department on 01225 721 480.
Local charities benefiting from monies raised from the collection are as follows:
- Wessex 4 x 4 Response - £800
- Active and In Touch - £563.07
- St Louis Catholic Primary School - £563.08
The volunteers from Wessex Water who assisted with the collection nominated for the monies (£800) allocated to them to be given to Dorothy House Hospice.
* After operating costs and including Gift Aid
About the Hospice
Dorothy House Hospice Care supports people with life-limiting illness, their families and carers. Your help is vital and ensures we can provide palliative and end-of-life care across our 700sq miles. From diagnosis and throughout the journey, we enable patients to both live well and die well.
We are the local Hospice for Bath and North East Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset and the majority of our care is delivered in the home and the community. All our services are free of charge but providing these services requires significant funds and for every £1 we receive from the NHS, we have to raise a further £4.
The support of our local community is invaluable and helps us to be there when it matters most. Thank you for standing with us.
A society where death is a part of life
To ensure that everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care.