Aztec support Jersey’s Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Scheme

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Aztec support Jersey’s Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Scheme

The Jersey Christmas tree collection and recycling scheme is a regular feature of Jersey’s Christmas calendar, having recycled over 2,000 trees from homes and businesses island-wide last year alone. The scheme is a small event from humble beginnings that has now raised over £200,000 for Jersey Hospice Care.

Joanna Hewlett, our Head of Human Resources, has been a loyal volunteer year on year and introduced the Aztec Group to the scheme in 2014. Commenting on how the Group’s been able to provide support and sponsorship, Joanna comments, “Aztec has been able to provide the marketing support to raise the awareness the scheme deserves. Our aim was to get just one in three homes and businesses registering for their tree to be collected and donating generously. We ended up beating that amount and made 2014 a record-breaking year”.

Aztec support Jersey’s Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling SchemeAztec support Jersey’s Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Scheme

Trevor comments “The project has grown from collecting a few hundred trees to 2,000 trees last year and from using two or three vans to now over 20. I feel proud that it’s become so successful but I’m well aware that this is due to the commitment and enthusiasm that the volunteers show every year.”

First established in 2005, the project would not be so successful if it wasn’t for its passionate founder, Trevor Parker and the local volunteers that help out year after year. 

Communications and Fundraising Manager at Jersey Hospice Care, Jacqueline McDermott said, “We are so lucky to have Trevor’s continued enthusiasm and support for Jersey Hospice Care with his Christmas tree collection and recycling initiative, which has gone from strength to strength over the years. With the additional support from the Aztec Group and their staff, we are thrilled with the fantastic year for collections we’ve had.” 

The Christmas tree collection and recycling scheme was an incredible success, with staff from the Aztec Group donating their time to take phone calls for tree registrations and providing their cooking skills to help feed our volunteers over the weekend of collections – so thank you to Anna, Amanda, Kerry, Laura, Sasha and Sophia. A huge thank you to very own Joanna Hewlett who was out on the road collecting trees along with the 70 volunteers making it a massive team effort with so many people involved.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who registered and donated for their Christmas Trees to be collected.  With the Aztec Group’s support the Jersey Christmas tree collection and recycling scheme has had a bumper year with over 2,000 trees have been collected, raising over £30,000 for Jersey Hospice Care. 

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