St. Mary’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection
10th December 2019
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You know how it is, after all the build up to Christmas; the parties, opening presents, eating and drinking too much, we stumble into the New Year and have to pack the decorations away and dispose of the tree.

That means dragging it out of the house, chopping it up, or somehow managing to squeeze it into your car, showering pine needles everywhere you go!

This year, why not leave the effort of getting rid of your tree to St. Mary’s Hospice?

For a suggested donation of just £10, your tree will be collected and disposed of. That means no hassle, waiting in long queues at the tip, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re also helping fantastic charities too.

Over the last 5 years, £13,350 has been raised through their Christmas Tree Collection scheme. This year they have extended the number of postcodes they will collect from in order to hopefully set a new record for the number of trees recycled and the amount of money raised.

On 5th and 6th January volunteers from a range of local businesses and organisations will be heading out in force again to collect Christmas trees from the following 11 postcodes:

LA11, LA12, LA13, LA14, LA15, LA16, LA17, LA18, LA19, LA20, LA21.

Registrations go live on 15th November 2019 on the Just Helping website

Registrations close on 10.30am Friday 3rd January 2020.

Supporting the hospice through this scheme will allow them to continue providing free palliative and end of life care to the South Lakes and Furness community – any donation will go to towards vital patient care and family support. There is no minimum donation, but here’s how your donation can make a difference in providing funds for patient care:

  • £10 pays for a home cooked meal for a patient
  • £15 provides a patient with mouth care products to ease pain and discomfort
  • £20 pays for a bereavement support session following the loss of a loved one
  • £25 is the cost of 1 hour of patient care on their In Patient Unit

The Christmas tree recycling scheme is a brilliant example of how the hospice relies on its community – without people being generous enough to register their trees, they wouldn’t benefit financially from the scheme, and without the amazing support of our corporate and community volunteers, they wouldn’t be able to collect the trees. It’s a real, feel-good event and a wonderful way to kick-start the new year.

Support has already been pledged by Charnley’s Home and Garden, Athena PTS, Deltawaite, Steeles Removals, Playdale Playgrounds, Direct Rail Services, GSK and Orsted, as well as by members of the Keswick to Barrow Committee.

PLEASE help them reach their target of doubling last year’s figures of 250 trees and £3,000.00 donated! You won’t just be supporting the hospice – 10% of all money received will be donated to Furness Mind to help them ensure that anyone experiencing mental health problems receives support and respect.”

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