Christmas day is over: you’ve done the washing up, binned the wrapping paper and the kids have already broken their toys. But what do you do with your tree after the festivities? Forget struggling to get it in the car for the tip, or cutting up and scattering pine needles everywhere, Ashgate Hospicecare is here to help!
If your postcode is S40, S41 or S42, the charity can pick up your tree and recycle it for you, for a suggested minimum donation of £8 per tree. This will save you a lot of hassle, and also supports the hospice as they can make money from the sale of the chippings from your tree.
Just £6 could pay for an activity book for a bereaved child to help them remember their loved one. If you’re feeling generous this festive season, £10 can pay for a walking stick or a leg raiser so that a patient can get in and out of bed un-aided.
To register fill in a collection form online at Ashgate Hospicecare’s website: www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk then simply leave your tree outside your property for collection on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of January 2016. You can also register your collection by calling us on 01246 567250 and paying by card.
The closing date for registration is 5:00pm on Tuesday 6th January. Please note we cannot recycle artificial trees.
Across its full range of services, Ashgate runs a 21-bed Inpatient Unit, a 16-place Day Hospice, and a range of therapy and support services on site. Services are funded mainly through donations and are provided free of charge to patients and their families. The majority of services delivered are in the community, enabling people to stay at home.