Hospice charity offers 'treecycling' service - The Solihull Observer

Hospice charity offers 'treecycling' service

Solihull Editorial 21st Dec, 2018   0

A ‘TREECYCLING’ service is being offered to Silhillians in exchange for a donation to St Mary’s Hospice.

The Birmingham charity will be collecting residents’ trees from their doorstep before they are recycled into compost and biomass fuel.

The scheme – which takes place on the weekend of January 12 and 13 – is estimated to collect some 3,500 trees.

It is now in its eighth year and has so far raised around £134,000 for the charity.




Volunteer Sue McNally said: “I always have so much fun when volunteering for Treecycling. There’s a real team spirit and I love it when everyone comes together before the collection to hear their morning briefing and tuck into breakfast sandwiches.

“Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice cared for my mum and dad, so it holds a special place in my heart. I feel really proud to volunteer for the Treecycling initiative – not only is it a useful service to people who want to recycle their Christmas tree but all donations made will help more families, just like mine, to receive expert care and support at a time when they need it most.”


The hospice provides free care to local people living with life-limiting illness and their families.

The recycling scheme is part of the hospice’s ‘Care at Christmas’ campaign – a festive appeal which aims to boost support for the charity leading up to and over the Christmas period. The day alone is expected to cost some £22,000 to care for patients and ensure they can take part in festivities.

Visit www.careatchristmas.org/treecycling for more information and for a list of postcodes included in the scheme.

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