Nightingale House Hospice will once again be collecting Christmas trees in January.

Working in partnership with local firms and volunteers it will be the second year the hospice has offered the service when, for a small donation, people can have their trees collected for recycling on Saturday 16 January 2021.

Post code collection areas will be LL11, LL12, LL13, LL14, LL20, CH4 0, CH4 9, CH5 and CH7.

To book in your tree visit nightingalehouse.co.uk/tree or call 01978 314292.

There is no minimum or maximum amount you can give however the average donation is £10. Every penny raised will go towards patient care at the hospice.

Only real trees and those which have been booked in advance will be collected. No additional trees can be collected on the day. All decorations must be removed.

Local businesses who have kindly volunteered their vehicles and manpower this year to collect and recycle the trees include Enviroclear, MOTUS Commercials, Read Construction, JT&M Signs, Rivington Haulage, Kimpton Energy Solutions, Thorncliffe Building Supplies and Amberon.

Sam Amis, hospice Community and Events Fundraiser said: “We really would like to say a massive thank you to everyone in our community who have supported us throughout 2020. We really could not continue without your support. The Christmas Tree Collection is one of my favourite events. It is so wonderful to see everyone coming together to help support the hospice as well as also trying to positively impact the environment. We are so lucky to living in an area with such a brilliant community spirt.”

Kasia Pugh, Engagement Manager with Read Construction said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Nightingale House Christmas Tree Collection again this year, as part of our continued support for the hospice. The first tree collection proved that local businesses coming together can make a difference and raise vital funds for Nightingale House and we’re pleased to support them in their second year.”

Dave Ellis, Director of Rivington Haulage Ltd said: “We are more than happy to support Nightingale House Hospice collect and recycle this year’s Christmas trees for the second year running. Personally, I have friends and family that have been affected by serious illness in recent years. Nightingale House have certainly looked after and helped both patient and families through testing times. We will certainly continue to support Nightingale House and help to keep their great support network going.”

Johnny Lyle, Kimpton Marketing Consultant Said: “We’re delighted to be part of the team on the Nightingale House Christmas tree collection again this year. It was a huge success last year and we thoroughly enjoyed our involvement. Christmas 2020 is going to be a very strange year for everyone, but the work of the hospice goes on whatever is happening in the rest of the world and they desperately need our support to continue their amazing work”

Rob Manley of Thorncliffe Building Supplies added: “We are very happy to be working with and supporting the hospice’s Christmas tree collection event .2020 is a particularly special year for Nightingale House, having provided 25 years of care in the community. With the challenging time we have all faced this year, it has become apparent that local charities are in desperate need of help. We at Thorncliffe Building Supplies were more than happy to help with this wonderful project”.

If you are a local business who has access to van or large trailer and would like to help please email info@nightingalehouse.co.uk or call the fundraising team on 01978 314292

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