Hospice tree recycling campaign returns

Categories: Fundraising.

RESIDENTS across Worcestershire can have their real Christmas trees collected and recycled in January – thanks to a team of hospice volunteers.

Now in its seventh year, the St Richard’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection will take place on Sunday, January 8 and Monday, January 9 2023.

Households and businesses can register their real tree before 11pm on Tuesday, January 3, and volunteers will collect it to be recycled.

Ria Simons, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “Our Christmas tree collection campaign is back and better than ever, as for the first time we will be collecting from all WR postcodes.

“Last year’s campaign raised a fantastic £47,500 – a huge help towards funding our services to patients, their loved ones, and bereaved people across the county.

“We couldn’t achieve this without the generous support of our team of volunteers, and community, who together make this campaign such a success.”

Volunteers will collect trees in the WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4, WR5, WR6, WR7, WR8, WR9, WR10, WR11, WR12, WR13, WR14 and WR15 postcode areas.

Anyone who registers a tree for collection will have the option to donate to St Richard’s Hospice.

To register a tree for collection, visit www.strichards.org.uk/event/christmas-tree-collection

The campaign is supported by Aptean, which creates route maps to guide volunteers during tree collections, and St Peters Garden Centre.

Volunteers from a variety of businesses and organisations also support the campaign. This includes volunteers from: ACW Trees, AJM Carpentry, Angloco Ltd, ArrangeMy, Baxter Williams, Bradfords, Evesham, Churchfields, Clive’s Fruit Farm, CMCA UK, Cotswold Drainage, Denley Tree Surgery, Henson Plant Hire, hotelshopUK Ltd, Instant Scenery, Jackson Family Funeral Directors, Jonathan Cook Forestry Services Limited, Karndean Designflooring, Kelly Plant Hire, Leigh Sinton Christmas Trees, MB Tree Care, Midwest Landscaping Ltd, Morris Valeting, Nationwide Building Society, Office Solutions, Open GI, Pace Printers, Parallel Lines, Pershore College, Platform Housing, Rock Power Connections, Gatehouse Brides, Sanctuary Housing, Squab Removal, Shrubbery Dental Practice, St Peters Garden Centre, Stockton Business Consulting, Tewkesbury Van Sales, The Countryside Centre, Worcester, The Worcester Handyman, Three Pears Tree Care, Walsh Construction, Warren’s Removals and Storage, Dolphin Tec, Ball Mill Logs, Hay Fisher, Chamber of Commerce, Montel Engineering, Tesco St Peters, Worcester City Council, Malvern Hills District Council, Wychavon District Council and White Logistics.

A number of hospice supporters are also volunteering alongside businesses, to assist with collecting and recycling trees.

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St Richard’s Hospice is an independent charity caring for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment to their last days and supporting those important to them.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,100 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

It costs £9.72m to run the hospice (21/22 audited accounts), which includes patient care and all the necessary support services.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with the remainder funded by the NHS.

For more information about St Richard’s Hospice visit www.strichards.org.uk

 

More information about St Richard’s Hospice

Who does St Richard’s Hospice care for?

St Richard’s cares for people with a serious progressive illness who have complex needs which cannot be met by other services. These include cancer, and neurological, respiratory, cardiac and renal conditions.

All its services are available to people registered with a South Worcestershire GP. The St Richard’s In-patient Unit cares for people across Worcestershire.

St Richard’s cares for people by:

  • early involvement in the course of a person’s illness alongside other therapies that are intended to prolong life
  • enabling people to manage their illness and remain independent for as long as possible
  • helping people to control their pain and other worrying symptoms
  • helping people with emotional, social, practical and spiritual issues
  • supporting families and carers before and through bereavement
  • working in partnership with other health care providers and organisations
  • encouraging wider understanding that death is a part of life
  • supporting the local community to be well informed about the care available to them
  • supporting the health and social care workforce through education to provide high-quality, individualised care.

Where they care

St Richard’s offers free care and support for people in the hospice, in the community, in GP surgeries, at clinics or by telephone.

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