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Weldmar Hospicecare’s Tree-cycle initiative returns

For a fourth consecutive year, Weldmar Hospicecare will be collecting and recycling real Christmas trees from across Dorset in early January.

In return for a suggested donation of just £10, trees can be collected from home and business addresses, between Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th January.

This year, the initiative is being supported by Trinity St. Christmas Trees, whose team will be making the collections in Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Blandford, and Bridport.

Weldmar volunteers, including a team from Magna Housing, will assist making further collections in Beaminster, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, and Sherborne.

Alaine Harman co-ordinates the project for Weldmar and says, “We are looking forward to helping make the festive clear up that little bit easier once again.  We have seen the number of people taking advantage of this scheme increase every year, which is great news because every tree collected means money raised for the end of life care that we provide for patients and their loved ones in Dorset.  With all of our other fundraising events cancelled due to Covid, the Tree-cycle is more important for us now than ever before.”

Peter Hyde, owner of Trinity St. Christmas Trees, says, “For many years we have supported Weldmar, but this year more than ever, we believe it’s a great time to step up that support to take on the Christmas tree recycling campaign.  It has been a tough year for many charities, but Weldmar continue to provide an exceptional service to the people of Dorset, at a time when they need it most.”

Bookings can be made for a January collection of your real Christmas tree at weld-hospice.org.uk, or by calling the Weldmar Hospicecare fundraising team on 01305 261800.

Anyone making a booking should visit the Weldmar Hospicecare website for guidelines on the areas covered by the scheme, and information including how to ensure the collections are Covid secure.

Picture shows Alaine Harman from Weldmar Hospicecare and Peter Hyde from Trinity St. Christmas Trees, launching the Tree-cycle initiative that will take place in January.

Tree-cycle Alaine and Pete