Over £5,650 has been raised for Bondholder Treetops Hospice in a scheme to collect and recycle old Christmas trees.
Over 400 trees have been collected from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire over the last few weeks in the Treetops Treecycling scheme. Collections are made in return for a donation towards the hospice which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families.
The scheme is growing in popularity as Mary Rose, senior community and events fundraiser explained: “This is the third year of Treecycling and every year the number of trees collected - and the donations we receive - goes up.
“This year we’ve been able to expand the postcode areas where we’re collecting trees from as we’ve had amazing support from Ward Recycling.
“We’ve also had wonderful volunteers helping us from Treetops, Costain Galliford Try, [and Bondholders] Santander and Dains Accountants, Derby who have been out and about with vans donated by Enterprise and Sandicliffe Ford Stapleton - we really couldn’t do this without all their help.
“We want to say a huge thanks to everyone who’s been involved. We’re looking forward to building the Treecycling service up to be even bigger and more successful next year!”
Treetops Hospice Care services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.