St Joseph's Hospice is urging families to spare a thought for their poor Christmas tree once the seasonal festivities are complete by arranging for it to be collected and recycled in the new year.
In partnership with UK charity JustHelping as well as the Crosby Lions, a team of volunteers from Merseyside's oldest and largest hospice will be out collecting Christmas trees from selected postcodes across Waterloo, Crosby, Thornton, Hightown, Formby and Maghull on 6/7 January.
For a suggested donation of £10, collections are available in postcode areas L22, L23, L31, L37 and L38. Alternatively families can bring their tree to St Joseph's Hospice – situated on Ince Road, Thornton – for a suggested £5 donation. All the trees will be chipped at the hospice and used around the grounds.
Julie McAdam, Jospice's senior fundraiser, said: 'We are delighted to be working with JustHelping as they inspire people to contribute to their local community. We are also very grateful for the support received from many local community groups and local businesses who are providing vehicles and volunteers to collect and recycle all the trees.
'In particular, we'd like to thank Tony from Heaven on Earth Landscapes, Gary from Big Tree Liverpool, Barry from Adamson Garden and Landscaping, Alan from Yard Work and, of course, the Crosby Lions who support our Christmas tree collections every year.'
To arrange a collection, visit www.charityxmastreecollection.com and register your tree by 1 January. For more information, contact the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.