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ALREADY WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE NEW YEAR?

by | Dec 13, 2021 | Community News

JULIA’S HOUSE CAN COLLECT AND RECYCLE YOUR TREE FROM HOME

If you’re opting for a real Christmas tree this festive season but not sure what to do after the celebrations are over, you can support families of seriously ill children by having your tree collected by your local children’s hospice.

People living in parts of East Dorset can arrange to have their real Christmas tree collected from home and recycled by Julia’s House children’s hospice. Apex Tree Surgeons will be helping with tree chipping but the charity are hoping to hear from other wood chipping companies to help with the recycling.  It’s the first time the local charity has run the free collection service and there is an option to donate and support the charity.

The children’s hospice is working with the national charity Just Helping, with the support of Rockley, as well as volunteers from a number of local businesses including Easy Storage, Vinyl Solutions, Osprey Europe Ltd, Woodmace, AA Property, Keen Fencing, Your Space Construction and Harry J Palmer, to arrange Christmas tree collections across parts of East Dorset. The UK-wide tree collection initiative helped to raise more than £582,000 last year for children’s hospices and other charities by recycling more than 44,228 unwanted Christmas trees.

The collection will be available in the following postcodes: BH1, BH2, BH3, BH4, BH5, BH6, BH7, BH8, BH9, BH10, BH11, BH12, BH13, BH14, BH15, BH16, BH17, BH18, BH19, BH20, BH21, BH22, BH23.

Amanda Valentine, Public Fundraising Assistant for Julia’s House, said, “We’re delighted to be taking part in Just Helping’s charity Christmas tree collection this year. When it’s time to take the baubles and tinsel down, it’s brilliant to know that there will be someone ready to collect your tree from your door and we are so grateful to the volunteers from our corporate supporters who are helping us to run the service.  We don’t want people to miss out, so are encouraging everyone to book their slot early rather than wait until the New Year.  Any donations made to Julia’s House children’s hospice will make a real difference in helping us to care for local children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.”

Thanks almost entirely to donations from the local community, Julia’s House provides a lifeline of care for Dorset’s most seriously ill children and their families – in their Corfe Mullen hospice and in the family home.

Arrange your tree collection now and support local families at just-helping.org.uk/register-tree

Find out more about Julia’s House children’s hospice at juliashouse.org

Photo by Алсу Вершинина on Unsplash