St Luke’s Christmas Tree Collection
The annual Christmas Tree Collection, now in its 8th year is back. Scores of volunteers will roll up their sleeves and hit the roads across the country to collect as many used Christmas Trees as possible. In our area, in exchange for a donation to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, your tree will be collected from your door in early January and taken away for recycling. The scheme saves all the hassle and mess of disposing of the tree yourself, and of course it’s good for the local environment too.
Last January, over 2,400 trees were collected from the CW1-CW11 postcode area, which raised over £30,000 for St Luke’s Hospice! An additional £3,000 went to very small local charities, organisations or clubs that helped with the collection.
Andy Bailey from St Luke’s thinks it’s a win-win situation and says,
“It’s a novel idea that everyone seems to like, and it’s grown rapidly over these past couple of years. Plus, it’s a great way for our volunteers to shed any excess pounds they might have put on over Christmas!”
To register your own tree, simply go to www.charityxmastreecollection.com. Your postcode determines which charity will collect your tree and where the money goes.
Registration closes on the 7th January with collections between 9th-12th January. If you miss the registration deadline, St Luke’s may still be able to collect your tree if you give them a call on 07964 394963.