Lewis-Manning Hospice Care carried out its annual Christmas tree collection service at the beginning of January and are extremely grateful for all the local businesses and volunteering support received, as well as the huge environmental benefits of the service. The popular initiative, now in its third year, raised over £9,000, with 770 trees collected. Through its recycling partner, Eco Sustainable Solutions, the trees were shredded and placed in to windrows and when composted produce 3.5 tonnes of product, such as Eco Mix soil improver.
Area Fundraiser Ruth Wright said, “We are thrilled to have grown our Christmas tree collection service so much this year and proud of the level of recycling that was achieved. All this has been possible because of the incredible support that we’ve received from some of our brilliant partners.
There are many thanks to make; Eco Sustainable Solutions, Greendale Construction, Tower Park, VW Breeze and Abacus Vehicle Hire, Stewarts Garden Centre, Dorset Tree Surgeons, James Dean Garden Maintenance, Head2Toe Workwear, David Lloyd Club Poole and EasyStorage Dorset, all of whom have helped in their different and individual ways. We also had a fantastic crew of volunteer drivers and helpers including help from U4L, Irwin-Mitchell solicitors and Rifu. It was quite a mammoth operation but the support that was offered to us made it a fun and effective campaign. Huge thanks to all.”
Peter Hardy, Commercial Director at Eco Sustainable Solutions said, “We are thrilled to have been able to support the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Christmas tree collection for yet another year. As well as being able to show our support for such a worthwhile cause, it’s also been a great way of showing how we can turn waste into wonderful products that can be used again.
“As a business we are extremely proud of the amount of product that we give away each year to support charitable and community- based projects in Dorset. Each year we donate on average 100 tonnes of product. We are very committed to supporting our local community in this way.”