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Chance to recycle your Christmas tree and raise money for St Giles Hospice

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being given the chance to get rid of their Christmas tree after the festive season to raise money for charity.

Zoe Westwood from St Giles Hospice with Nick Meade from Lichfield Tree Works

Zoe Westwood from St Giles Hospice with Nick Meade from Lichfield Tree Works

St Giles Hospice is launching a Treecycle campaign for local businesses and homes.

In return for a donation, volunteers from the Whittington-based charity and Lichfield Treeworks Ltd will collect and chip trees.

St Giles Hospice’s fundraising events manager Zoe Westwood said: “Treecycle is a brilliant fundraising event which raises money to support our work and really helps people out after Christmas when they’re left with a dead tree.

“Why get needles all over your car when you can make a small donation to St Giles and have your old tree taken away for you? It is so convenient – you don’t have to be in when we call round and you don’t have to cut up your tree. Just leave it outside your home and we’ll do the rest.”

The Treecycle campaign runs between January 8 and 12. Minimum donations are £5 for trees up to 8ft tall, £10 for trees between 8-10ft tall and £15 for trees 15ft tall and over. To book a collection slot visit the St Giles Hospice website.

You can book a Treecycle collection online anytime between now and 12pm on Friday, January 5 by visiting the St Giles Hospice website.

Zoe added: “This is the third year we’re running Treecycle and last year we managed to double the number of collections, raising £9,500 for the hospice. This year we’d like to double that again so we’re asking people to tell any neighbours who have real Christmas trees this year about our service.”

The chippings from trees can be recycled and will be used by Greener Composting in Wall.

People can also donate old Christmas cards to St Giles Hospice shops so they can be recycled with the charity being paid the full value of the weight of the paper products.

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