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Christmas Tree Recycling

**Registrations will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 4th January to enable us to process the routes for collection**

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St John’s Hospice and our wonderful team of volunteers are here to take care of your trees this January – No mess, no need to chop up, no trips to the tip for you!
In exchange for a donation amount of your choice we will collect your Christmas tree between 6th – 9th January and have it recycled into biofuel.

All you need to do is make a booking then 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.

Tree collections are available in the following postcodes: LA1, LA2, LA3, LA4, LA5, LA6, LA7, LA8, LA9, LA22, LA23 and PR31!

This a great way to support YOUR local hospice and go green this festive season.

Any problems please visit our FAQ section, email [email protected] or you can call 01524 382538 during office hours.

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.

You can also book your tree collection via our fundraising team – call on 01524 382538 Mon to Fri between the hours of 9am & 5pm.

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Our amazing volunteers hard at work whatever the weather:


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 £28,000, which helped to help meet the fund-raising need for £9,000.00 per day towards running costs.  Over 2475 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.

Here are some examples of how your donations can help the hospice.

  • £5 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 illness and treatment e.g. encouraging relaxation, reducing stress and helping relieve anxiety.  
  • £30 will pay for time and materials for a nurse and patient to make a personal ‘Memory Box’ so that the family has a lasting and lovingly made memory of the person who has died.   

Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones.

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