Encirc supports fundraising ‘Christmas Tree-cycling’ campaign in aid of Hospice

December 2023

Encirc is sponsoring a highly important ‘Christmas Tree-cycling’ campaign that is not only good for the environment but will also raise significant funds for a much-valued, end-of-life Hospice in Chester.

Indeed, thanks to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, recycling your Christmas tree this year is going to be as easy as one, two, three.

All you have to do is one, register online; two, donate and three, the good volunteers of the Hospice will come and collect your real Christmas tree and dispose of it for you in an environmentally friendly fashion.

It could not be any easier.

Alan Knell, Philanthropy and Relationship Manager at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd commented: “The Christmas tree recycling collections are a great way to support the Hospice and recycle that old Christmas tree. Last year we collected over 3,200 trees and raised £38,000 for our Hospice via donations. Thank you to everyone that helps support the Hospice by recycling their old trees.”

Importantly, every single penny raised will help provide vital end-of-life patient care in the Hospice which has been serving the Cheshire area for the last 35 years. However, they need new volunteers if they are to match the incredible sums of money raised last year.

This year the Hospice has set a target of collecting 3,500 trees and raising £40k.

So, if you own or have access to a van or truck and can spare a few hours, why not help your local Hospice. This is a great opportunity to help the Hospice and the environment at the same time. Food on arrival and lunch will be offered to volunteers.

The collection dates for the Christmas trees are from Thursday, 11th to Sunday, 14th January. The Hospice collects from the following postcodes, CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, CH5, CH64, CH65, CH66, WA6 and CW6.

The sustainable nature of the tree collection and disposal is also significant. It is estimated that a single tree being disposed of in landfill creates 16kg of C02 according to the Carbon Trust. A chipped tree, on the other hand, only creates approximately 3.5kg of CO2. So if we are talking about 3,500 trees this year, that is a potential C02 saving of around 40,000kg of CO2.

This initiative really is a win win for the local community.

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd has, for over three decades, been ensuring patients in Cheshire West, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Deeside receive access to excellent care and support.

To register and donate click this link Events – Hospice of the Good Shepherd and for any further information, especially with regards to volunteering, please call the team on 01244 851 811 or email fundraising@hospicegs.com.

‘The Christmas tree recycling collections are a great way to support the Hospice and recycle that old Christmas tree. Last year we collected over 3,200 trees and raised £38,000 for our Hospice via donations’


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