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Ashgate Hospice is offering residents the chance to recycle their Christmas tree in exchange for a donation to help fund its care.
The annual charity Treecyle scheme, sponsored by Jake Eville Tree Care, sees staff and volunteers travel across areas of North Derbyshire to collect and recycle people’s trees at the end of the festive season.
The service is offered for a suggested minimum donation of £15 per tree from the S18, S40, S41, S42, S43 and DE4 (3 only) postcodes, which cover Matlock, Matlock Bath and Cromford.
Supporting the campaign is the most sustainable way to dispose of your Christmas tree and raise crucial funds to allow the hospice to continue to provide compassionate end of life care over the coming months.
Carl Jones, Fundraising Manager at Ashgate Hospice, said: “If you’re after an easy and green way of disposing of your Christmas tree then you’re in luck, as our Treecycle scheme is back again this year!
“Getting behind the campaign and making a donation of at least £15 is an amazing way to support our vital care for families across North Derbyshire.
“You’ll also be doing your bit for the environment as every tree is chipped and then recycled – and the best part about is you don’t even have to leave your house! Just pop it out the front of your property and we’ll do the rest for you.
“A huge thank you to everyone who signs up to the scheme this year and to the businesses and volunteers who help us collect and recycle the trees – everyone at Ashgate is so grateful for your continued generosity!”
The charity is asking that all trees are left outside ready for collection by 8am on Friday 7th January for collection before Monday 10th January.
Jake Eville, who is sponsoring the initiative this year, said: “We’re really pleased to be backing Ashgate Hospice’s Treecyle scheme this year and are proud to be able to offer our support as campaign sponsors.
“The scheme is a perfect, hassle-free way to dispose of your Christmas tree once the festive season is over.
“Not only will your donation help the hospice fund its vital care for families across the county, but it’s great way to do your bit to be green and sustainable!”
Note: Photograph taken before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic