St Barnabas Hospice Tree-cycle service raises thousands to help fund end of life care in Lincolnshire
The St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice Christmas Tree-cycle service has been a huge success. Over 1,500 trees were recycled and the Hospice raised more than £10,000, making it the most successful Tree-cycle to date.
The trees were collected from Saturday 6th to Wednesday 10th January across Lincolnshire, and the Hospice was helped by some wonderful corporate volunteers. These included Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Lincoln, Grantham, Boston, Peterborough and Spalding), Washingborough Scouts Group, Aswarby Estate Sawmill, DGM Grounds & Forest, Bythamtrees, Simpson Arboriculture, KWR Plant Hire, Continental Landscapes, Taylor Tree Services, Lincolnshire Eco-Arborists, T.J.S Tree Services and Robinson Building Services
Laura Stones, Event Fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice, said:
“The amount of money raised this year is just phenomenal, and the support from our local community is second to none. This is the third year we have run this service, and demand has multiplied by seven.
“This year, the Tree-cycle has doubled in size in the Lincoln area, and we also opened it up to cover the south of Lincolnshire too. This has received an amazing response from the community.
“We couldn’t have achieved any of this without the wonderful local businesses who have lent their time, equipment and expertise to the campaign, as well as volunteer leaflet droppers who delivered an incredible 60,000 leaflets. Their support is hugely valuable to us, and we would like to thank them all.
Amelia Mochan, Event Fundraiser for St Barnabas, added:
“The money raised from this service will help the Hospice to continue caring adults living with a life-limiting illness and their family and carers across Lincolnshire.
“We will be running this service next year and hope to raise even more money to support our care, as well as expanding our post code reach further across the county.”