Tree-mendous result for hospice’s fund-raising pilot


pic: Katharine House Hospice

107 trees were collected and chipped, raising around £1,600 for Katharine House

A new initiative to recycle Christmas trees and raise money for a local charity at the same time has proven a winner.   Katharine House Hospice joined forces with Acreman’s Arboriculture Ltd in Wigginton offering people the chance to have their real Christmas trees chipped in return for a donation to the Hospice.

The scheme has been declared a huge success after being run as a pilot this year in a limited number of postcodes.   It is likely to be extended to other areas next year.

107 trees were collected and chipped, raising around £1,600 for the Hospice.

A number of individuals volunteered to drive the vans that collected the trees with Amazon supplying some of the vehicles.

A spokesperson for Katharine House said: “Next year we plan to go even bigger and better with more postcodes, more collections and hopefully even more money raised! So watch this space.”

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