Nightingale Hospice Christmas tree recycling kick starts 2023 fundraising
Over 14,500 Christmas trees collected for recycling have raised a remarkable £15,000 for patient care at Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham.
Working in partnership with local firms and volunteers, it’s the fourth year the hospice has offered the service. For a small donation, people can have their trees collected once the Christmas festivities are over.
Local businesses have donated their time and vehicles to brave the cold January weather to help collect and recycle the trees. Some are turned into garden mulch, some are chipped and used for animal bedding or garden supplies. Others will be donated to local animal farms that look after alpacas and goats.
Volunteers from companies across Wrexham, Flintshire, Llangollen, and Oswestry participated. These firms included JT&M Signs, Read Construction, Rivington Haulage, Amberon, Advanced Roofline, MPH Construction, MOTUS Commercials, Jackson Fire & Security, Avatar (Mold), Gurkha Gas, Liberty Group, Mostyn Estate, SP Energy Networks, Barnett Engineering, Cable Services, Amazon, Forest Traffic Management, Kimpton Energy Solutions, Oatley Hall, Llangollen Sports Field, Hafren Dwfrdwy and Cliftons.
Thanks To The Sponsors
The hospice has also thanked sponsors Thorncliffe Building Supplies, TG Group Skip Hire, ASH Waste and P&A Group.
Charity Partner Just Helping has also been thanked for helping organise the event. Wrexham Army Cadets have supported the hospice with various fundraising events and will also benefit from some of the profits from this year’s collection.
Sam Amis, the hospice Events Fundraiser, said: “On behalf of the hospice, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in making the Christmas Tree Collection a success. From those who volunteered to deliver leaflets, take bookings over the phone, and help us spread the word about the event to those who helped us collect and recycle all the trees on the day! I would also like to thank everyone who registered their Christmas Tree to be collected. Seeing the community come together for such a brilliant cause is wonderful. Every penny raised will have a huge impact here at Nightingale House.”
About Nightingale House Hospice
Nightingale House Hospice is an independent hospice and a registered charity (number 1035600)
The hospice has been looking at other ways to keep their finances afloat during this difficult time. Most of their running costs are met through fundraising and other income-generation channels. These channels include its on-site café and retail outlets that significantly contribute to maintaining services for those with life-limiting illnesses within palliative care.
Our services are completely free-of-charge, to patients and their families across our catchment area. This area stretches from Wrexham, Flintshire, and East Denbighshire to Barmouth and the border towns, including Oswestry and Whitchurch.
Nightingale House hospice services are available to everyone living with a life-limiting illness in its catchment area.
It costs £4,587,434 each year to run Nightingale House Hospice.
That’s equivalent to:
- £382,286 per month
- £88,220 per week
- £12,568 per day
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