Volunteers are urging people to support our local hospice and make every tree count this Christmas.
The 19th annual Christmas Tree Collection will take place on the weekend of 12th & 13th January 2019 when an army of volunteers will be collecting your pre-booked trees.
In January 2018, the Christmas Tree Collection raised over £112,000 for East Cheshire Hospice, to help meet its fundraising need for £7,500 per day to cover running costs. Almost 7000 trees were collected across the two days for recycling.
Since 2001 over £800,000 has been donated to East Cheshire Hospice by supporters of the Christmas Tree Collection.
Richard Raymond, one of the organisers, said "The East Cheshire Hospice Christmas Tree Collection is a simple idea which works on the principle of save all that mess in your car by having your Christmas tree collected in return for a small donation. You book in, the volunteers will collect and recycle your old tree and collect your donation to the Hospice - no mess and no worries!"
You can now donate online when registering your tree, which significantly eases the administration processes and reduces costs. However if you are unable to donate online, you can register your tree HERE and pledge to leave your donation on the tree instead.
There is no minimum donation but volunteers request that you please give generously to support the Hospice, its patients and their families.
All the costs of running the collection are covered by local business sponsorship. This means that every penny of your donation will go directly to supporting the Hospice.