A HOSPICE charity is once again offering to collect and recycle Christmas trees in Purbeck – in return for a donation.
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has launched the annual Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Service, supported by Katie Fox Estate Agents.
The campaign covers all Bournemouth, Poole, Purbeck and Christchurch postcodes.
They said it has also prevented more than 20 tonnes of Christmas trees ending up in landfill.
Tree collections run across BH1 to BH23 postcodes on January 11, 12 and 13.
Director of fundraising at Lewis-Manning, Tom Goodinge, said: “We are extremely proud of what we have achieved over the last five years, providing a convenient and easy way for local residents to recycle their trees while supporting their local hospice charity.
“We are very grateful to all the local businesses who have offered their help and support again this year.
“Residents are encouraged to participate in this eco-friendly service by registering for their Christmas tree collection online.
“A £15 donation could provide two patients with a Christmas dinner – every donation really does make a difference.”
Katie Fox Estate Agents director, Katie Fox, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Campaign for the third consecutive year.
“We love working with the team at Lewis-Manning and to do our bit in supporting the charity so that they can continue to deliver such vital services to local people in our community.
“We will be promoting the initiative on specially designed house boards across the area, complete with QR codes for a quick and easy sign up.”
The Lewis-Manning collection service comes after fellow hospice charity, Weldmar Hospicecare, annouced Light Up a Life servces, giving people the chance to remember lost loved ones at special events across Dorset.
To register your tree for collection, visit lewis-manning.org.uk/christmas-tree-collection.