The St Barnabas Hospice Tree-cycle has launched once again, which will see staff and supporters of the Hospice driving across Lincolnshire to collect and recycle Christmas trees.
Let’s face it, the last thing you want to worry about once the festivities are over is disposing of your Christmas tree. But don’t worry, teams from St Barnabas Hospice will be out and about in January, collecting trees. For a suggested donation of £14.58, their team of cheeky elves will collect your tree, chip it and recycle it. It’s a win for you, the Hospice and the environment!
St Barnabas will be collecting trees up to 7ft tall from Saturday 8th to Wednesday 12th January and will accept tree registrations until Tuesday 4th January, or until they reach capacity. They are asking members of the public to leave their trees in an easily collectible spot outside their house during the collection window.
When you register, there is a postcode selection to ensure the Hospice can collect from you. These locations include Lincoln, Market Rasen, Gainsborough, Grantham, Stamford, Sleaford and more. This year, the Hospice has widened its collection radius to include more of the county. Availability for collections can be seen on the sign-up form here: https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/tree-cycle/tree-cycle-form/
This year, the Hospice is hoping to raise more money than ever before from the Tree-cycle. Their aim is to reach a £30,000 target, which would allow their Hospice at Home team to provide 2,058 hours of specialist patient care in the comfort of a patient’s own home.
Rebecca Hooton, Fundraising Officer at St Barnabas Hospice, said: “Donations to our Tree-cycle campaign are crucial in helping us care for more people across Lincolnshire who are living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. We are very fortunate to have such generous supporters and hope they will join us to make this year’s Tree-cycle the most successful yet!
Tree-cycle is the perfect way to dispose of your Christmas tree in the most environmentally conscious way. Recycled trees are turned into wood chippings that can be used for multiple uses. Wood chippings can be used for biomass boilers, which heat many Lincolnshire homes. They can also provide shelter and layering for farmyard animals and in some cases can be turned into BBQ charcoal which is then sold from local farms.
This year, St Barnabas can also collect unwanted potted trees from supporters. These trees will be replanted by Rudies Roots Nurseries in local woodland.
To register your tree for the January Christmas Tree-cycle, visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/tree-cycle. Bookings may close early if capacity is reached.
St Barnabas Hospice is a local independent charity and every year they support more than 10,500 people across Lincolnshire.
They deliver free, high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, their family and carers.
St Barnabas offers the patient and their family’s hospice care and support via: specialist Inpatient care, community ‘Hospice at Home’ service, day therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy & complementary therapy, welfare advice & support and bereavement support. All the services are free.
St Barnabas needs to raise over £5.5m a year to provide its support and care. Over 1,100 volunteers play a crucial role in the charity’s success.