Be green and recycle your Christmas tree to help The Norfolk Hospice
- By Elaine Bird
- 23 December 2021
The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House are offering a doorstep Christmas tree collection service to residents in North and West Norfolk to raise vital funds.
Residents can register their real Christmas tree online for a donation and a team of volunteers will be collecting the trees in the following postcodes: PE30, PE31, PE32, PE33, PE34, PE35, PE36, PE37, PE38, NR21, NR22 and NR23.
The collection will take place on the weekend of 7th - 9th January 2022.
The trees will then be chipped and used to fuel the wood chip biomass boiler at Belmont Nurseries in Terrington St Clement. They have recently planted millions of tulip bulbs in preparation for Tulips for Tapping next Spring, following the huge success of the event in 2021.
Downham Home & Garden, CGM Group and Hunstanton & District Rotary will also be helping with the tree collection and recycling service. The Norfolk Hospice are also calling for more volunteers or local businesses who have access to a van and are willing to help with the collection.
Lyndsay Carter, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice, said:
“This is such a green, easy and charitable way to recycle your real Christmas tree, all while supporting The Norfolk Hospice.
“The money raised from collecting and recycling the trees will make a big difference to local patients and their families at the most difficult of times.
“We’d like to thank all the businesses and volunteers who are generously donating their time and vehicles and to help us advertise the service – we are extremely grateful for their support.”
You will need to register your real tree for collection online by 23.59pm 4th January 2022.
For more information on volunteering and to register your tree please visit www.norfolkhospice.org.uk/christmas-tree-recycling.