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Christmas Tree collection service recycles 1000 trees and generates over £18,000!

by | Jan 22, 2024 | News, Donate, Events, Fundraising | 0 comments

It has been a huge collaboration of the local community and businesses to successfully deliver the annual Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Christmas Tree collection & recycling service.

A staggering £18,000 has been raised, from the generous donations of local people who registered for their Christmas tree to be collected and recycled by the charity, resulting in 6.5 tons of trees chipped by local businesses, including Eco Sustainable Solutions and Upton Specialised Tree Services, as well as local companies; JSR Tree Care Garden Maintenance and James Dean Garden Maintenance who volunteered their time to support at our chipping hub held at Tower Park Leisure Complex.  The chippings and mulch will be used in various community projects across the local area such as, public parks and gardens, playgrounds and attractions.

Fundraising Manager Vicki Gray shared, “We are thrilled to have completed another successful year of tree collections and delighted to be able to continue this fantastic eco-friendly service to our local community. Our fantastic volunteers, without whom the campaign simply wouldn’t happen, collected over 1000 trees across the BH1-BH23 area and thanks to the generosity of our loyal supporters, we have raised an incredible £18,000 for our charity. This phenomenal amount will ensure that our dedicated clinical team can continue to provide the extraordinary and vital care and support to our patients as we move forward in to 2024, across East Dorset, Purbeck and West Hampshire.

“A special thanks to campaign sponsor, Katie Fox Estate Agents (www.katiefoxea.co.uk) and campaign supporter, Care South and grateful thanks to all the local businesses and willing volunteers who got involved this year, from donating vans and people power, to providing space to chip trees. Our additional roll call of thanks goes to:

  • Abacus Vehicle Hire
  • Barratt Homes
  • Cc Infrastructure
  • Compton Acres
  • Easy Storage
  • Grapevine
  • Hall and Woodhouse
  • Head to Toe workwear
  • Hill Osborne Accounting
  • James Dean Garden Maintenance
  • JSR Tree Care and Garden Maintenance
  • Mauveworx
  • McCarthy Stone
  • Peter Harding Wealth Management
  • Stewarts Garden Centres
  • Tower Park Leisure Complex
  • TM Solutions
  • TPM Plumbing Merchants
  • Tru Talent
  • TWK Scaffolding
  • Your Man with a Van – Andy Bellchambers
  • And finally, Lewis-Manning staff and volunteers; Wil Suthers and Dave Colbert

“We are extremely grateful to all involved and look forward to the return of our successful service next Christmas!”


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