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14 January 2019

Another record-breaking year for Jersey’s charity Christmas tree collection

Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Scheme in aid of Jersey Hospice Care, which we have sponsored since 2014, has wrapped up for another year raising a record-breaking £35,471 in donations!

More than 2,130 trees were collected in the first week of January, by over 50 willing volunteers in 26 vans. The trees were then delivered to the Green Waste Recycling facilities to be turned into soil improver for local gardens and farmland, with the support of the States of Jersey Department for Infrastructure.

This year, thanks to the generosity of participants who supported the Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Scheme, the average donation increased by almost a pound, up to £16.48 compared to last year’s average of £15.50, raising a huge £35,471 in the process. All funds will go towards enabling the Hospice to continue to provide palliative care for patients with a life-limiting condition in the community.

Jersey Hospice Care is a registered charity and makes no charge to patients. The annual running cost to the Hospice is in excess of £5.9 million (£16,200 per day) and is largely funded by donations from islanders and local businesses.

The flagship fundraising initiative has raised an incredible £335,000 in donations for Jersey Hospice Care since it launched in 2005.

Tania Duncan, our Head of Marketing, said, ‘The results of this year’s Christmas tree collection are wonderful. We are really proud to sponsor this initiative, which raises funds for an amazing local charity as well as positively impacts or local community and environment.’

Photo credit: Andy Le Gresley

Sacha Patel, Income Generation Manager at Jersey Hospice Care, said, ‘This year has once again been a huge success and it would not have happened without the continued support from our community and our long-term sponsor the Aztec Group. The generosity of local businesses, residents and volunteers is astounding. Since the initiative launched in 2005, it has raised over £335,000, which is just amazing. Thank you to everyone who supported us!’

We would you like to thank all supporters, businesses and volunteers for their continued support.

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