Christmas Tree Recycling
**CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTIONS WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER**
Click here to register your tree. If you don’t have internet access please give the fundraising team a call on 01524 382538 Mon to Fri between the hours of 9am & 5pm.
Please take care entering your email address, once you have correctly registered your tree you will receive an acknowledgment email, please get in touch if you do not get this as the transaction may not have completed properly and we will not be looking for your tree!!
**Registrations will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 4th January to enable us to process the routes for collection**
All you need to do is make sure that your tree is left in your designated place before 8am on Thursday 6th January without its decorations and lights of course! Your tree will be collected sometime before 4pm on Sunday 9th January.
Please contact us before 10.30am on Monday 10th January if your tree is still there in case we’ve made a mistake and missed you.
Also, if you would like to volunteer and help us with the collections or baking for the volunteers, please get in touch for more information.
ABOUT THE HOSPICE
St John’s Hospice provides care, compassion and support to people with life shortening conditions through three key clinical services including an Inpatient Ward, the Hospice at Home team, and a Clinical Nurse Specialist team. Together with many other services such as the family support team, occupational therapy and social workers, we wrap our care around patients, their families and carers.
It costs £385 per hour, each and every day to enable St John’s to bring vital services to your community. The NHS contributes around one third of our funding this, the remaining two thirds are raised by you – our amazing community, so that we can continue to care for patients and their families.
Our nurses, doctors and their support teams will again be working throughout this Christmas and New Year providing care, compassion and support from Grasmere to Garstang, from Sedbergh to Morecambe in patient’s homes and in the hospice.
By letting us collect your real Christmas Tree and making a donation to St John’s you are directly helping us raise much-needed funds so that we can be there for one of the most difficult times in people’s lives. Thank you.
In January 2020 our Christmas Tree Collection raised over £24,000, which helped to help meet the fund-raising need for £9,000.00 per day towards running costs. Over 2200 individual collections were made using 25 vans with support from over 30 volunteers each day and over 10 tonnes of Christmas Trees were responsibly recycled. We couldn’t manage this huge task without help from our many supporters and local businesses who help us with this project including EDF, United Utilities, Amey, ENWL, CATS, MR Tree Surgery, South Lakes Tree Surgeons, Sharps Paving & Landscaping, Martins Landscaping Services, Kidds Transport, Barden Biomass, 1818 Auctioneers and many other generous individuals.
We also make a % donation to some local charities out of the money raised, so by supporting this initiative you are also helping more local people. This year we will be supporting Morecambe Bay Foodbank, Lancaster & District Homeless Action Service, Unique Kidz & Co, Escape2Make and North West Blood Bikes.
Here are some examples of how your donations can help the hospice.
- £6-£12 could be spent on a book to help a child cope with the grief they are struggling with from the death of an adult, or help them prepare for the bereavement of someone close to them.
- £7 will buy a patient a lovely lunch, drink and a delectable dessert; high quality food can make a real difference to our patients health.
- £20 will pay for one hour of therapy for a patient or someone who is caring for a patient. Feedback tells us people often find complementary therapies help them feel better and cope with having illnesses and treatments which in turn encourage relaxation, reduce stress and help to relieve anxiety.
- £30 will pay for time and materials for a nurse and patient to make a personal “Patient Keepsake Box” so that the family will have a lasting and lovingly made memory of the person when they pass away.
Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones.