Leonard Stanley Parish Council

Serving the people of Leonard Stanley

Village Hall

Clerk: Mrs Irena Litton
34 Dozule Close, Leonard
Stanley, Stroud
Gloucestershire GL10 3NL

Tel: 01453 822287

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

If you've chosen a real Christmas tree for your home or business, it's not too early to plan for it to be collected and recycled, and you'll be helping local charity Longfield Community Care Hospice in the process.

Last year over 2,000 trees were collected, raising over £23,000 for the Minchinhampton-based charity.

Every year the hospice provides free-of-charge support to more than 900 people living with life limiting illnesses across the county. The trees will be collected and recycled in exchange for a donation to help Longfield continue its care.

Longfield Community and Events Project Officer Claire Ellis explained:

"We are really excited to be running our Christmas tree recycling project again in the New Year. Not only is this a convenient way for people to get rid of their tree, it also helps raise vital funds for us.

"Longfield is a community hospice providing care in the home, day therapy and counselling, and bereavement support in Gloucestershire. It costs £60 to pay for one hour of Hospice at Home care for someone in need – so every pound raised on the tree appeal will make a difference.

Last year the average donation per tree was £9.96 which the charity is hoping to increase this year."

Councillor Simon Pickering, chair of Stroud District Council's Environment Committee added:

"The most sustainable way to enjoy a Christmas tree is to invest in a potted one which can be reused every year. However, for those of us who have a cut tree, Longfield's service is the best and easiest way to ensure they are recycled with the added benefit of supporting a worthy cause."

A team of volunteers will collect trees from homes, businesses and schools across the Stroud district from Thursday 9th January until Monday 13th January 2020.

"Every year we rely on the generosity of local businesses to help us collect the trees and we can't thank them enough for giving us their vans and their time to take part," said Claire. "If anyone can spare a vehicle and a few hours to help with the collection please email Claire.Ellis@longfield.org.uk."

Registrations is open now, and closes close at midday on Sunday 5th January 2020.

To register for your tree to be collected please visit www.charityxmastreecollection.com

Posted: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 10:24 by Irena Litton

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