Christmas tree collections raise £9,000 for hospice

A HOSPICE’S Christmas tree collection and recycling service has raised a whopping £9,000 for the charity.
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has thanked households for choosing them to sort nearly 600 trees after the festive period, as well as businesses who have helped in the process.

All trees are being recycled either by Eco Sustainable Solutions, JSR Tree Care in Swanage, or James Dean Garden Maintenance.
Area fundraiser, Ruth Wright, said: “We are now in our fifth year and are thrilled to be able to continue offering this brilliant eco-friendly service to our local community.
“We are so grateful to our loyal supporters who keep coming back to register their trees for collection.
“We have raised an incredible £9,000 for our wonderful charity which could pay for 30 days of running our Breathlessness service.

Patron, Harry Redknapp, backed the campaign

Patron, Harry Redknapp, backed the campaign

“A special thanks to Katie Fox Estate Agents ( for sponsoring our campaign again this year. Thank you.
“Huge thanks are also due to so many other local businesses and willing volunteers who have continued to help us again this year, from donating vans and people power, to providing space to chip trees.”
The roll call of thanks goes to: Abacus Vehicle Hire – Ferndown, Breeze – Poole, Poole Yacht Club (PYC), Eco Sustainable Solutions, James Dean Garden Maintenance, JSR Tree Care and Garden Maintenance, Peter Harding Wealth Management, We Move, Easy Storage, TWK Scaffolding, Hill Osborne Accounting, Mauveworx, Compton Acres, Your Man with a Van – Poole, Five Star Man and Van, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care community volunteers and staff, Harry Redknapp – Hospice Patron for endorsing and helping us to promote our campaign.
“We are extremely grateful to all involved and look forward to the return of our successful service next Christmas,” Ruth added.

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