Salisbury Hospice Charity A Tree-Mendous Success!

January 2020

In a wonderful display of community cohesion, volunteers from across the region proved a force for good, not only raising vital funds for our Hospice but also helping to save our planet!

Last year’s Christmas Tree Collection saw teams pick up and recycle 600 trees. This year, we are delighted to announce that our amazing volunteers helped us collect and recycle over 1,000 trees for the hospice raising an incredible £13,392!

The scheme, which is run in conjunction with our charity partner Just Helping, expanded the collection area to include all SP1 – SP6 postcodes.

As part of the initiative, we will make a donation of 10% (after costs) to the local charity Love For Louis. In addition, the collection helps the environment as all of the trees are chipped and recycled as animal bedding on a local farm or turned into compost.

Once the trees were collected, half were chipped by Ockenden Tree Services, Mark Walsh Tree Surgeon and Stump Grinders and recycled at Rose Farm, Hurdcott. The other half will be turned into compost at Newbourne Farm Composting.

We would like to thank all of the above, our wonderful community volunteers, along with UDrive, Public Health England, TSB, Neil Smith Builder and Breeze Environmental, Nationwide, HSBC, Donald Capewell, R Moulding, The Stones Hotel, Pizza Hut, Serve On Salisbury, iTEC, Step Associates, and Wessex Fleet.

To see all the photographs from the collection click here -

Photos by Donald Capewell.

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