Hospice at Home’s festive fund-raiser

Date: Friday 10th November 2017
Hospice at Home volunteers take trees to be recycled in last year’s initiative.
Hospice at Home volunteers take trees to be recycled in last year’s initiative.

A CUMBRIA-based charity is hoping to receive gifts of its own at Christmas from donations in the form of the collection of real trees which are no longer wanted.

Following the success of a similar initiative last year, Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland is again organising a fund-raiser that not only recycles trees after the festive season but will also raise vital funds for the local charity.

The process is simple. Supporters book their tree collection via the scheme website (www.charityxmastreecollection.com) and make a donation of their choice to Hospice at Home.

On Monday, 8th January, the charity team and volunteers will collect the trees and take them to be recycled locally, meaning no trips to the tip or needles in your car. Just leave the trees in your front garden or outside your property and Hospice at Home will do the rest.

The charity hopes this initiative, which applies to people who live or work in the CA10 2, CA11 7 or CA11 8 postcode areas, will raise funds to enable its clinical team to continue to provide a vital service in the north and east of Cumbria.

Fund-raiser Julie Blundell said: “We hope members of the community will support the appeal by booking their trees in for collection. We hope the initiative offers a simple solution to the task of disposing of your tree that will also directly benefit people within our local area.

“The funds raised from the donations given will enable us to support and care for patients who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting and life-threatening illness.”