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1,000 Christmas Trees to be recycled by Salisbury Hospice

1,000 Christmas Trees to be recycled by Salisbury Hospice

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 10:02am 6th January 2020.

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The charity has now CLOSED registration for the trees to be collected.

The scheme sees the Salisbury Hospice charity picking up and shredding real Christmas trees in return for a donation.

This year, it was expanded to include more postcodes - taking in SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5 and SP6.

Salisbury Hospice Christmas Tree Recycling
The trees that are being picked up will be chipped up and turned into mulch

REGISTRATION CLOSED

The charity now say they've reached their capacity for collections, describing it as 'overwhelming support'.

The trees will be collected during the weekend of the 10th to the 12th of January.

That's also more trees being recycled than last year - when 600 where chipped, raising more than £7,000 for the charity.

WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY GO? 

All the donations (once a few costs are being taken into consideration) will be going to the Salisbury Hospice Charity.

They've been explaining what that money could do for them and their patients:

  • £10 will provide art and craft material for the Peter Gillam day centre
  • £20 will run a bereavement support session
  • £24.80 can bring one hour of band 7 nursing care
  • £35 will provide one hour of Aromatherapy massage
  • £65 would mean a patient being discharged can take a nebuliser with them
  • £100 will provide a community nurse visit
Salisbury Hospice Garden
The donations will also go towards maintaining the garden on site used by patients and their families

Salisbury Hospice also chooses another local charity to support each year - this time, they're backing Love for Louis.

The campaign, to support a Fovant boy who's living with a rare and serious genetic disorder, will be given 10% of the proceeds.

Salisbury Hospice Christmas Tree Recycling Volunteers 2019
The scheme relies on volunteers to help with the collection of all the trees

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE? 

If you've missed out on the Salisbury Hospice collection scheme, there are still a few more options: 

  • Put it out with your Wiltshire Council green bin, if you're subscribed to the service
  • Take it to one of the New Forest District Council recycling points, including Fordingbridge, Ringwood or Totton
  • Visit a recycling point in the Test Valley Borough Council area, such as Weyhill, West Wellow or Andover

All the details can be found on our dedicated webpage about Christmas Tree Recycling

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