Charity raises £740 after Christmas tree-cycle service

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice’s first Christmas tree recycling service has raised much-needed funds for end of life care.

On Saturday, January 10, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice launched their first Christmas tree collection service in Lincoln.

The local charity collected 148 trees and raised a total of £740.

Christmas trees were collected from Lincoln in LN1, LN2, LN3 and parts of LN4, LN5 and LN6. St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice worked in partnership with B & B Tree Specialists who recycled the trees free of charge.

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “It was a real pleasure to work so closely with our local community and I was delighted by the amount raised from our first ever tree-cycle initiative.

“This was the first time we have ventured into tree recycling and I am glad that we took the first step.

“We asked each person for a minimum donation of just £5 per tree as this is how much it costs to buy a meal for a patient in our hospice.

“After this year’s first successful tree-cycle we will definitely be bringing the initiative back for next Christmas. We will hopefully be able to collect even more trees and raise even more money for hospice care.”