Published Thursday 17th November 2022

As many people’s minds turn towards the festive season, a Herefordshire charity is already looking ahead to the new year.

St Michael’s Hospice has opened bookings for its Christmas Tree collection service, and is urging people to sign up before spaces sell out.

The service covers a large area of Herefordshire, and parts of Worcestershire thanks to sponsors ABE Ledbury Limited who will help collect some of the trees.

“We know that once the festivities are over, it can be a real pain disposing of a real tree,” said the Hospice’s Events and Community Fundraising Manager, Matt Ashcroft. 

“This service takes away that stress because we will collect your real Christmas Tree direct from your home. Each year, this service grows in popularity, so we would advise our supporters to book their collection early.” 

In January this year, St Michael’s Hospice recorded its best Christmas Tree collection season to date with more than 1,100 trees picked up, helping raise £12,000 for the Bartestree-based charity.

The money raised helps St Michael’s continue to provide free of charge palliative and end-of-life care to families across Herefordshire and beyond. Only real Christmas Trees can be collected by St Michael’s. They are then recycled and shredded into chippings which can be used locally in parks or woodland.

Collections will take place 6th – 15th January. More specific collection information is available on the Hospice website, which is where you can book your collection, priced at £15 per tree.

You can book your collection by clicking here