Keep on giving after Christmas with Tree-cycle charity scheme

Wondering what to do with your Christmas trees this year after the festivities are over? One solution is Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice’s charity tree-cycling scheme. This is a way for people to recycle Christmas trees in an environmentally friendly way while raising funds for the charity.

This scheme, which was first launched by Nene Valley Tree Services last year, raised over £400 for the hospice. This year, the service is collecting Christmas trees from the 4th to 11th January.

In return for a £10 donation, the trees are collected from the curb side and then chipped into mulch for use in the gardens of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and at farms near Oundle.

Participation in the scheme not only supports people in vital need of hospice care, but also reduces landfill and helps local farms.

“Every tree that is collected and every donation that is given will help our Sue Ryder nurses, care teams and support staff be there when it matters,” said Lucy Stone from Nene Valley Tree Services.

“We are delighted to be able to raise funds for Sue Ryder again this year, and do something to benefit the community as a whole. This is a green, practical and ethical solution to the common problem of what to do with your tree after Christmas and donations will go towards ensuring people will get the care they need.”

Christmas tree collection can be booked at www.sueryder.org/ThorpeTreecycling.

Alice Blackmore
December 5, 2019