Published Monday 11th January 2021

St Michael’s Hospice is coming to the end of its largest-ever Christmas Tree collection programme.

The Bartestree-based Hospice is picking up around 1,000 real trees from across Herefordshire having expanded its collection area to large parts of the county.

Each supporter who has used the service has helped ensure St Michael’s is starting 2021 more than £10,500 better off.

‘What a start to the new year,’ said Hospice’s Events and Community Fundraising Manager, Matt Ashcroft.

‘Thank you to everyone who has booked a Christmas Tree collection with us. People have been very generous with many adding donations on top of the £10 we were charging for the tree pick-ups.

‘All the money we collect from this service will help go towards the care St Michael’s is providing to those in our community at a time when they need it most.’

The Hospice has been able to dispose of the trees thanks to the help of Quickskip Recycling in Rotherwas, and reach more people than ever thanks to the support of the Herefordshire 4X4 Response team and Stuart and Bob Eden in collecting them.

To continue supporting your Hospice this lockdown, visit https://bit.ly/3q6mFLw for fundraising ideas, including the St Michael’s Hospice 21 Challenge.