A local charity will be giving new life to old Christmas trees in the New Year through an innovative Treecycling service.
Treetops Hospice Care is offering to collect people’s trees on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January in return for a donation towards their services in the community. The trees will then be chipped and used on the hospice’s grounds.
For a recommended donation of £10 or more, Treetops volunteers will collect trees from front gates or driveways and take them away – a real win-win situation for everyone as senior community and events fundraiser, Mary Rose explained:
“After Christmas, people always wonder what to do with their trees and so rather than drag them down to the local tip or dump them at the bottom of a garden for months, why not let us do all the hard work for you in return for a donation.
“We’ll save people time, mess and stress, raise money for a great cause and the trees will even end up back here at the hospice in Risley lining our woodland pathways.
“You can register your collection before Christmas so it’s one less thing to think about in the coming hectic weeks!”
Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. All services are provided for free and include Support and Information, Day Care, Hospice at Home and Therapeutic Services including counselling and complementary therapies.
Residents in the Treecycling postcode areas can register their collection online at www.treetopshospice.org.uk/treecycling . Registration closes on Wednesday 4 January.
Postcode areas include:
DE21 6 _