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Annual Christmas Tree collection taking place for East Cheshire Hospice

By on January 4, 2018

If you’re struggling to think of how to dispose of your Christmas tree from last year, volunteers will again be collecting old trees to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.

The 18th annual Christmas Tree Collection will take place on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January from homes in W12, SK9, SK10, SK11, SK12 and WA16 postcode areas.

Volunteers will be collecting in pre-booked slots.

The Christmas Tree Collection has raised hundreds of thousands in the past to help support the hospice to meet its fundraising need of £7,500 per day to cover running costs.

Last year over 7,000 trees were collected by 300 volunteers, leading to 72 tonnes of trees being recycled.


Richard Raymond, one of the organisers, said “The East Cheshire Hospice Christmas Tree Collection is a simple idea which works on the principle of save all that mess in your car by having your Christmas tree collected in return for a small donation. You book in, the volunteers will collect and recycle your old tree and collect your donation to the Hospice – no mess and no worries!”

You can now donate online when registering your tree, which organisers say is a big help for their administration.

However, if you wish to place your donation on the tree, as in previous years, this is still possible. Register here to leave your donation on the tree.

If you’re not having a real tree this year but wish to support the collection in this the Hospice’s 30th anniversary year, click here.

The closing date for collection requests is midnight on Wednesday 10th January.

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