Ashgate Hospicecare launches Christmas tree recycling scheme to help raise funds

Ashgate Hospicecare have launched their annual Christmas tree recycling service to residents across Chesterfield.

The charity, which provides specialist end-of-life care to patients with complex palliative care needs across North Derbyshire, will be collecting trees from Thursday 7th January to Saturday 9th January.

The tree-cycle service is offered for a suggested minimum donation of £15 per tree from S18, S40, S41, S42 and S43 postcodes.

The charity is asking that all trees are left outside ready for collection from Thursday 7th January.

Carl Jones, Fundraising Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “We are urging our local community to go green this year and get behind our treecycle scheme. Donations are crucial in helping us to continue caring for families across North Derbyshire living with a life-limiting illness.

“COVID-19 meant that many of our fundraising activities had to be scaled back or cancelled – leaving us with a £2.4 million hole in lost revenue. The support of our local community has never been needed more than it is today.

“We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who signs up for a collection and to the businesses who help us collect and recycle the trees.”

All bookings for tree collections must take place before the end of 4th January and can be done online at www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk/events/treecycle. Alternatively, call the team on 01246 567250 or email communityfr@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk

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