Dougie Mac has raised more than £17,000 through its Christmas tree collection.
For the second year the local hospice collected trees from postcodes across North Staffordshire in exchange for a donation to the hospice. During a busy weekend earlier this month, an army of 57 volunteers collected and recycled more than 1,400 trees through H. Brown Recycling.
Money raised from the green fundraising initiative will allow the hospice to continue to provide its specialist care and support services for local families.
Donna Adams, Head of Fundraising at Dougie Mac said: “Our Christmas tree collection was once again a great success and we’re so grateful for the generosity of our supporters who made a donation to the hospice in exchange for us collecting their tree. Each year we rely hugely on the support of the local community to raise the money we need to continue our care services for local children, young adults and adults. This has certainly been a great start to our 2022 fundraising.
“I’d also like to say an enormous thank you to the army of wonderful volunteers and local businesses who worked so hard during three cold, wet days at the start of January to collect all of the 1,438 trees. In particular H Brown Recycling; KMF; Fiskars; Unitas (Kier); RKW Ltd; Errington Outdoors; Motus Commerials; DPD; GR Berrisford and sons; Rustik Stuff; RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland); Mill Farm Recycling; and The Real Gardener. Without their time, hard work and support the collection just wouldn’t have been possible.”
This year Dougie Mac extended its tree collection into new postcodes and hopes to further build on this success next year.