Queenscourt Hospice volunteers have begun their collection of Christmas trees around the region

Queenscourt Hospice volunteers have begun their collection of Christmas trees around the region! 

The annual event around Southport, Formby and West Lancashire began earlier today (Friday 12th January 2024) and continues this weekend until and Sunday. 

A Queenscourt Hospice spokesperson said: “And we’re off! The Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Campaign starts TODAY and we are so excited to get out there to collect yours.

Our fantastic team of volunteers have had their breakfast at Hickory’s and are ready to hit the road.

“We are so thankful to have them all on board this year, so if you see them give them a wave or a beep of your horn!

We are incredibly grateful for all our volunteers collecting your trees all weekend.

“By using our Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling service, you’ll be making a huge difference to #teamqueenscourt!

“This fundraising campaign would not be possible without our fantastic volunteers who donate their time, vehicles, and petrol to collect your real Christmas trees, which are then dropped off at one of our chipping sites. 

“The chipped trees are then used for the likes of biofuel, natural habitats for animals or to create safer ground for children in local parks, amongst a wide variety of other environmentally friendly and sustainable projects.”

Below is a list of suggested donations and what you will be providing for Queenscourt Hospice patients and their families:

  • £11 – will provide Bath Towels for our patients on the In-patient Unit
  • £22 – will go towards providing a home-cooked meal for patients on our In-Patient Unit
  • £33 – will go towards specialist books to help children going through bereavement
  • £55 – will go towards a Physiotherapy Session to help ease discomfort
  • £125 – could contribute towards the cost of a nurse’s shift on our In-Patient Unit

Last year Queenscourt volunteers collected over 1,600 trees raising over £22,000. 

Collection postcode:

PR8, PR9, PR4 6, L37, L39, L40, WN8

For more details please email fundraising@queenscourt.org.uk or call 01704 517420.

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