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Weldmar Hospicecare’s Treecycle scheme returns in 2019

The donations raised from the scheme will help patients and their families across Dorset.

Weldmar Hospicecare’s Treecycle scheme returns in 2019

Last year, Weldmar Hospicecare piloted a Christmas tree collection scheme in Dorchester and Weymouth and raised over £4,500 for the charity. This year, the scheme will be returning and widening the collection areas to include Bridport, Beaminster and Sherborne.

For a suggested donation of £10, Weldmar volunteers will collect your tree from outside your front door, saving you the hassle of having to chop it up for garden waste or dispose of it yourself.

The Christmas tree collections will be taking place on Saturday January 5th in Beaminster, Bridport and Sherborne and on Sunday 6th January in Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland. The donations raised from the scheme will help patients and their families across Dorset.

Clair Walker, Major Events Fundraiser, said “The scheme proved to be a great success last year and it was a fun weekend of hard, yet rewarding work. We hope that by providing this service, it will make the festive clear-up easier for residents as well as raise vital funds for Weldmar. Christmas can be a difficult time for our patients and their families but the support from our community will enable us to continue providing our care this Christmas time and all year round.”

Once again this year, Dorset Waste Partnership will not be collecting Christmas trees alongside your usual household waste. Leaving you with the option of taking your tree to the recycling centre or supporting a scheme such as this one run by Weldmar.

Volunteers from Acorn to Oak tree services and Magna Housing will be helping again with collections this year – but the scheme urgently needs more helpers. If you are an individual or a business who may like to support the scheme with volunteers, sponsorship or vehicles, please contact Clair Walker, Weldmar’s Major Event Fundraiser on 01305 261800, or email fundraising@weld-hospice.org.uk.

Tree collection registrations are now open. You can register online here or by calling 01305 261800.

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