Residents can avoid post-Christmas chore with 'Treecycling' scheme in aid of St Mary's Hospice - The Solihull Observer

Residents can avoid post-Christmas chore with 'Treecycling' scheme in aid of St Mary's Hospice

Solihull Editorial 14th Nov, 2016   0

RESIDENTS in Solihull can save time, avoid a post-Christmas chore and raise vital funds for charity as part of a ‘Treecycling’ scheme.

Based in Selly Oak, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is kick-starting the festive season with a packed fundraising programme as part of their ‘Care at Christmas’ campaign.

In return for a donation of £10, residents living in B91 and B92 will be able to have their Christmas tree collected and recycled by volunteers of the hospice.

The scheme comes after the hospice managed to raise more than £50,000 during last year’s record-breaking Christmas appeal.

This year, the hospice is hoping to raise even more vital funds to provide a range of free services in people’s homes and in the local community across Birmingham and Sandwell.

It costs £8million each year to run the hospice which provides care and support for more than 1,200 individuals and their families, carers and loved ones.

Over half of the running costs come from voluntary incomes – and people across the borough are being encouraged to get involved in a range of fundraising activities.

The trees will be collected on Saturday (January 14) and Sunday (January 15) before going on to be recycled at various recycling centres.

Susan Newcombe, director of income generation and marketing said she hopes the success of last year’s Christmas campaign can matched and more this year.

She said: “£12 could pay for a delicious festive meal for a patient and their loved one at the Hospice on Christmas Day – Christmas is also a time of celebration here at the Hospice.

“However you choose to support us, every penny raised will make a massive difference.”

Visit for further information about the hospice and how to raise funds.


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