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Volunteers needed for St. Luke’s Christmas tree recycling fundraiser

13th November 2019
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

St. Luke’s Hospice is seeking volunteers to help with its first Christmas tree collection and recycling fundraising initiative.

The charity is looking for volunteers with their own van to help collect Christmas trees from designated addresses on Saturday 11thand Sunday 12th January, 9am – 4pm, and drop them off at the Basildon Recycle Barleylands Depot. Addresses will be concentrated within a three mile radius of the depot and routes will be mapped out for each driver before the day.

The Christmas tree recycling scheme will raise funds by asking each household having their tree collected to make a small donation to St. Luke’s Hospice. 

Volunteers are also needed to help navigate drivers and load trees into the vans. Each volunteer will be provided with a bacon roll in the morning and tea and coffee throughout the day. 

Joanne Phillips, Community Fundraiser at St. Luke’s Hospice, said:

“We are incredibly excited to launch our first ever Christmas tree collection and recycling scheme but we can’t do it without the help of volunteers! If you own a van and want do something amazing after the festive period, we would love to hear from you.”

St. Luke’s Hospice offers care for those living with or affected by cancer and any other advanced, life-threatening illness in Basildon and Thurrock, and care is given within the Hospice or at home, wherever that may be.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the St. Luke’s Hospice Fundraising Team on 01268 524973 or email[email protected]