Hospice offer to pick up Christmas trees in January in exchange for donation

Hospice offer to pick up Christmas trees in January in exchange for donation

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

AS Christmas trees start to pop up at homes across Sefton as the festive season approaches, locals can already start to make plans to get rid of them!

St Joseph’s Hospice is offering a service to collect trees from across north Liverpool and Sefton in January to raise important funds for the Thornton-based hospice.

Booking is now open so residents and businesses from Waterloo, Crosby, Thornton, Hightown, Formby, Maghull, Aintree, Bootle, Litherland and Netherton can book their collection slot..

The Christmas tree collections will take place on January 8-9 for a suggested donation of £10. Christmas trees can also be taken to the hospice, on Ince Road in Thornton, over the same weekend for a suggested donation of £5.

The tree collection, which raises valuable funds for the hospice each year, will be run entirely by the hospice’s fundraising team and its dedicated team of volunteers and supporters.

All donated trees will be chipped and used in the hospice grounds so it is a very environmentally friendly way to dispose of a tree.

Zoë Furnivall, fundraiser at St Joseph’s Hospice, said: “We will be collecting trees from a large area so we are appealing to anyone with their own van who would like to volunteer for a few hours over the weekend January 8-9. We will provide hot drinks and bacon rolls to keep you going. It’s always a fun weekend and it’s a great way to kick off the new year as you will be helping to raise money for local hospice care.”

To register your tree for collection, or to volunteer your help, call then on 0151 932 6044/6046 or email events@stjhospice.org.uk.

Registrations close on Wednesday, January 5 or earlier if they reach capacity in each postcode area.

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