Treecycle scheme returns for fourth year

Garden House Hospice Care's annual 'Treecycling' campaign has now finished, raising £8,000. Picture:

Garden House Hospice Care's annual 'Treecycling' campaign is set to return after raising £8,000 last year. - Credit: Garden House Hospice Care

Garden House Hospice Care is bringing back its annual Treecycle scheme, helping you have a hassle-free start to the new year while raising much-needed funds.

After the joys of Christmas, disposing of your Christmas tree can be a real chore.

With the Garden House Hospice Care Christmas Treecycling service, you can have your tree disposed of.

For the fourth year running, a team of volunteers will travel across North Hertfordshire and surrounding areas collecting Christmas trees to recycle in exchange for a donation to the hospice.

Imagine this…no more needles all over your car as you tackle your tree into the boot, or sad looking trees in your front garden in spring, just simple sustainability with all trees chipped and donated to use in the playgrounds of local schools and community projects.

All the hospice asks for is a minimum donation to help support vital end of life care in our community.

Volunteers will be collecting Christmas trees in the following areas: Letchworth, Royston, Baldock, Stotfold, Hitchin, Stevenage and the surrounding villages.

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All trees will be collected between January 6 and 14.

The hospice had to launch a few urgent appeals throughout 2020, as the pandemic put a strain on charities across the UK.

As a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, demand for its services increased. 

The hospice forecast a loss of £25,000 a week – that’s £1.3 million this year. £10 could pay for two freshly cooked meals for patients.

Due to the high numbers of collections, the hospice is unable to give out specific time slots.

Richard Harbon, head of events at Garden House Hospice Care said: “The hospice will take away all the hassle of you disposing of your tree, save you time in not having to clean out your car and make sure the tree is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

“Your donations really do make a difference and help us protect the future of end of life care.

"Based on the popularity of previous years, demand is likely to be high, so sign up today to ensure a collection.”

To sign up, visit or call 01462 679540.

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