We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Charity Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling scheme in aid of Jersey Hospice Care for the fourth consecutive year.
First launched in 2005, the environmentally-friendly scheme encourages households and businesses to register their Christmas trees for collection in return for donations to support the local charity. Volunteers collect the Christmas trees from across the island and deliver them to green waste recycling facilities, where they are turned into soil improver for local gardens and farmland.
Last year, more than 2,150 trees were collected by over 60 volunteers, raising a record-breaking £33,559 for the hospice.
Launched by Trevor Parker, the initiative has raised over £300,000 in aid of Jersey Hospice Care, a palliative care service for patients with life-limiting conditions, which is funded entirely by the generosity of the islanders.
Trevor, who still coordinates the initiative, commented:
“After the incredible success of last year’s collection, I’m really excited to see what the island can achieve this year. I’m always blown away by the generosity and compassion that our community has to show, as well as the ongoing encouragement of a host of businesses, whose support enables us to raise a substantial amount of money for Hospice on an annual basis.”
Tania Duncan, Head of Marketing at the Aztec Group, commented, ‘We’re very proud to be a part of this extraordinary scheme and witness its wonderful impact on the community every year. To raise money for such a worthy cause while making a positive impact on the environment is incredibly rewarding.’
To sign up for the 2018 Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling scheme for Jersey Hospice Care, visit www.jerseyhospicecare.com. Business collections will take place on 3 and 4 January, and home collections will take place on 5 and 6 January 2019.