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Hospice tree-cycle scheme returns

Hospice tree-cycle scheme returns

Wednesday 27 December 2023

Hospice tree-cycle scheme returns

Wednesday 27 December 2023


An annual Christmas tree collection scheme which recycles trees whilst raising funds for a local palliative care charity is now open for registrations.

In return for a minimum donation of £15, a team of Jersey Hospice Care volunteers will pick up used Christmas trees and deliver them to La Collette to be made into soil improvers for local farms and gardens.

The scheme was first launched in 2005 and has become a successful annual fundraiser for Jersey Hospice Care.

Scott Douglas, the charity’s events officer, said: “Christmas tree collections is always a fantastic fundraising event to start the year. 

"It’s a hassle-free way for people to make sure their tree is properly recycled, reduce car emissions, and help raise valuable funds for Hospice. 

"We are so grateful to all our volunteers and supporters, including individuals and businesses, who continue to support us with the collection service and help make it possible.”

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Pictured: The scheme reduces car emissions by eliminating many individual car journeys to the La Collette Green Waste Site.

Christmas tree collections this year will take place on the 3 and 4 January for businesses in St Helier, and the 6 and 7 January for households and businesses outside of town.

Businesses are asked to sign up to the scheme by 14:00 on 2 January and households by 23:30 on 4 January. 

Those who register for the service will receive a confirmation of their collection date closer to the time. 

Organisers are also looking for volunteers with vans to help collect and transport Christmas trees.

Those interested can sign up by emailing fundraising@jerseyhospicecare.com

You can sign up to have your tree collected HERE.

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