If you love having a real Christmas tree but struggle to know what to do with it after the festive season then Dougie Mac has the answer as the hospice’s popular Christmas tree collection service is returning this January.
Residents of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire can register their Christmas tree for collection in exchange for a donation to the hospice.
Volunteers from Dougie Mac will be collecting trees on 7th, 8th and 9th January 2022. Following the success of last year’s collections, the hospice has expanded the service this year and will be collecting trees from the following postcodes: ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST9, ST11 and ST12. The collected trees will then be recycled and turned in to compost by H. Brown & Son Recycling.
Donna Adams, Head of Fundraising at Dougie Mac, said, “Our first ever tree collection last year was a real success, we collected over 900 trees and raised more than £14,000 for the hospice. The service is proving really popular again this year too, with 127 tree collections booked in already and £1,600 received in donations.
“The service is a real win win as we’re helping people to recycle their unwanted trees in an environmentally friendly way, while raising vital money for Dougie Mac at the same time. Following the amalgamation of The Donna Louise into Dougie Mac earlier this year, we’re now supporting children, young adults and adults with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses, so every donation we receive makes a huge difference to so many people across the local community.”
For more information about Dougie Mac’s Christmas tree collection, and to register your tree, visit: www.dmhospice.org.uk/tree-collection Trees must be registered by 11.59pm on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Trees can be collected from homes, business facilities, schools and churches.
Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac)
Tel: 01782 344300