In a break from their usual daily business St Nicholas Hospice Care’s House Clearance Team will be starting 2018 a little differently.
Following on from the success of their initiative last year instead of focusing on house clearances for five days in the New Year they will be running the hospice’s Christmas tree collection service.
Darren Devine, the charity’s house clearance manager, said: “As a team last year we had a very busy start to 2017 thanks to our Christmas tree collection service. Over the course of just two days we collected and recycled more than 100 trees raising £900 for the charity in the process.
“We are keen to repeat the success of last year and have decided to offer the service for longer and increase the area we cover. We hope everyone will support us once and help us raise funds so the hospice can keep providing its services to those in the final chapters of their lives.”
The team will be out collecting the festive firs from January 8 to January 12 in the IP28, IP29, IP30, IP31, IP32, and IP33 postcode areas.
Once collected the trees will be taken to Culford Waste, the firm has kindly offering to recycle the trees for the hospice for free. This service is for real trees only, and the team cannot collect artificial trees.
There is a suggested £5 donation for the service and if you are interested please telephone 01284 747622.
You can also book your tree pick-up online at www.stnicholashospice.org.uk/news-community/events-listing/christmas-tree-recycling
You must reserve your pick up before midday on Thursday, January 4, and all trees must be left outside of your property decoration free.