After a fantastic few days more than 800 Christmas trees have been collected from homes across the county – raising a tremendous £10,518.31 (including Gift Aid).
From Friday 12 January to Sunday 14 January, teams of volunteers from many local businesses and organisations were out collecting trees – before taking them to be recycled.
Local residents in eleven Worcester postcodes logged onto the website and registered their Christmas tree for collection and could also make a voluntary donation if they so wished. Demand was so great this year - well exceeding expectation, that a couple of postcodes were closed early to ensure that the volunteers could manage to collect all the trees in time.
St Richard's Hospice were grateful to all the volunteers who collected the trees without whom this event simply could not take place and raise the monies it does to support the hospice giving free care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses. There were representatives from ACW TREES, Nationwide Building Society, Fortis Living, Rybrook Worcester BMW, Rock Power Connections Ltd, Walsh Construction Ltd, Leigh Sinton Christmas Trees – Worcestershire, Cotswold Drainage, Henson Plant Evesham, Instant Scenery, David’s Nurseries, Worcester Countryside Centre, Karndean Designflooring, Green Trak Ltd and Gwillam’s Farm Shop.