Matthew Neville

Teesside Hospice brings back “tree-cycle” programme for an eco-friendly Christmas

Day 4 of Bdaily’s Twelve Days of Christmas: Teesside Hospice has announced it is to continue its Christmas tree recycling programme this year, running from January 7 - 10, with trees going to local parks.

Last year the project saw 3,000 Christmas trees recycled and £29k raised. This year they are looking to surpass this with their biggest Christmas tree collection ever.

Teesside Hospice has teamed up with Just Helping and is supported by Oakdale NE Led and Northgate to work on a very special project, which will support local families who’ve been affected by terminal illness.

Iain Graham, managing director said: “It’s invaluable what the hospice does for the local area. They support our area, therefore we want to give something back, by supporting them and helping make the magic happen.

“Over at Oakdale we are tree specialists, and we’re in the fortunate position to be able to support the hospice. We’re really looking forward to helping with tree-cycle this year.”

Gillian Fortune, Stockton branch manager of Northgate Vehicle Hire, added: “We are delighted to be supporting Teesside Hospice with their Christmas tree recycling scheme for the fourth year. The scheme continues to be a fantastic community initiative, with our vehicles being used to help load and dispose of the trees.”

Debbie Coulson, director of income generation at Teesside Hospice commented: “Our Christmas tree recycling scheme is the simplest, greenest, and most charitable way to get rid of your Chritstmas tree after the festive period.

“Fundraising events like this are very important to help local families make the most of every day and ensure they receive the best possible care by creating experiences and memories that last a lifetime.”

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