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Recycled Christmas trees help to raise £11,000 for St Giles Hospice

Recycled Christmas trees have given a boost to a local charity.

Trees being recycled at a drop off point at Lichfield Cathedral

Trees being recycled at a drop off point at Lichfield Cathedral

St Giles Hospice saw 1,400 collected as part of its Treecycle campaign which saw households donate more than £11,000 in exchange for removing their old trees.

The Whittington based charity’s fundraising events manager, Zoe Westwood, said they were delighted by the response to the initiative.

“Treecycle is brilliant and just gets bigger every year,” she said. “It is good for the environment, helps families out after Christmas when they’re left with a dead tree – and raises money for St Giles Hospice in the process.

“We’d like to thank all of our brilliant volunteers – especially Lichfield Treeworks who helped to organise the campaign and collect and chip the trees – who have given their time and resources to support Treecycle this year. We really wouldn’t be able to run the campaign without their continued amazing support.”

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