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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Dispose of your Christmas tree for St Luke’s Hospice this winter

 

Crewe and Nantwich households are being invited to save money and time this month by disposing of their Christmas trees with St Luke’s Hospice.

For the last two years St Luke’s have collected and chipped Christmas trees after 12thnight, 6 January, in return for a donation to the hospice, as part of its tree recycling scheme.

This year the Winsford hospice teamed up Macclesfield based charity, JustHelping, to offer the fundraising and time saving service to homes in Northwich and Tarporley, and has now expanded the service to cover Crewe and Nantwich.

The hospice’s head of event management, Jane Thompson, said: “Nobody enjoys the annual hassle of taking their Christmas tree to the tip so let us help.

“Following the success of the scheme during the first week of January we have expanded it to cover the Crewe and Nantwich area so please log onto the site and type in your postcode they will find out if we are collecting in that area.

“The JustHelping team have added new areas to the site this week now that other organisations have completed their own collections.

We have had such a great response that we’re thrilled to be able to expand the service to thousands of homes in a much wider area this year, with the support of JustHelping.

“JustHelping’s Christmas tree removal scheme started in Macclesfield and last year raised over £60,000 for East Cheshire Hospice alone, from trees collected in 2012.

“If St Luke’s could benefit by even the smallest percentage of that it would be a terrific boost to our funds right at the beginning of the year.”

Residents that would like to save themselves the time and money, not to mention the mess, of taking their tree to the tip can now book in to have their tree collected and donate at the same time. It is quite simple. Go to www.charityxmastreecollection.com.

The minimum donation is £4 per tree and the team of volunteers will collect your tree on either Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 January.

Booking is open now so book in early so the team can map out the routes and immobilise the right number of volunteers.

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