Tree-mendous success for The Norfolk Hospice
- By Elaine Bird
- 31 January 2022
- West Norfolk
Thousands raised by the new Christmas tree recycling scheme
The Norfolk Hospice has raised £5,850 from their first ever Christmas Tree Recycling scheme, which saw a team of Hospice staff and volunteers collect over 450 trees throughout North and West Norfolk.
Locals were able to register their real Christmas tree for a donation and these were collected by staff and volunteers on the weekend of 7th - 9th January.
The trees were taken to Border Lane Farm, Hill House Farm and Riseborough Willowtree Farm and were chipped by CGM Group. Some of the wood chippings were then taken to Belmont Nurseries in Terrington Saint Clement to be used for their biomass boiler. They have recently planted millions of tulip bulbs in preparation for Tulips for Tapping this Spring, following the huge success of the event in 2021.
Lyndsay Carter, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice, said:
“We are thrilled with the success of our first ever Christmas Tree Recycling scheme. We would like to thank all the local businesses, groups, volunteers and staff for all of their hard work and who ensured the success of the collection and recycling scheme. The money raised will make a big difference to local patients and their families at the most difficult of times.”
With special thanks to the following:
CGM Group, Downham Home & Garden, Hunstanton & District Rotary, Belmont Nurseries, Hill House Farm, Rae Rudd from Border Lane Farm and Liz & Neil from Riseborough Willowtree Farm, Richard, Ade & David Geoffrey Dicker (Lodge No 9013 King’s Lynn), Steve Eglen, Wendy & Peter King, Olli (McGinn Construction) and Helen Cross.