Round Table Christmas tree-cycling will help Christchurch hospice
Householders can book to have their Christmas trees collected in January and raise much-needed funds for the Mac Unit hospice.
Christchurch Round Table volunteers will be carrying out two days of collections, taking away trees from £10, and donating proceeds to the palliative care unit in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital, which cares for 1600 patients each year.
Nigel Jarvis of Christchurch Round Table explained: “We are delighted to announce that Macmillan Caring Locally, the charity which supports the Mac Unit, will receive half of all money raised by this year’s tree-cycle, with the other fifty per cent going to other local charities.
“The Mac Unit and its staff provide invaluable care and support to a growing number of terminally-ill people and their families each year and it is great to know our efforts will be helping them to carry on their work in 2023.”
People wishing to have their trees taken away can book a collection slot on either January 2nd or 8th, then simply leave their tree* out on their driveway the night before.
Nigel and his fellow volunteers will arrive early in the morning to take it away.
He added: “This year we have expanded our collection areas and will be collecting from all BH23, BH25 & BH5, BH6, BH7 postcodes. But if you are outside of this area, please contact us before booking as we may still be able to help.”
Barry Wilson, Events and Media Manager at Macmillan Caring Locally said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Christchurch Round Table has chosen us to benefit for this year’s collection and hope householders will take this opportunity to get rid of their trees easily and cheaply, knowing they are also helping the Mac Unit.”
*Tree size is limited to 6ft or by prior arrangement. If your tree will be much taller than 6ft please let Nigel and his team know.
Caption: TREE-MENDOUS – Nigel Jarvis (right) and his fellow volunteers at Christchurch Round Table are donating proceeds from their tree-cycle to Macmillan Caring Locally. Pictured left is Barry Wilson, Events and Media Manager at Macmillan Caring Locally.