January 2, 2019 4.21 pm This story is over 58 months old

How to dispose of your old Christmas tree and help a local charity

The Christmas clean-up begins

Whether it fills you with joy or despair, Christmas is over, but there’s a way your sorry looking tree can help a local charity.

St Barnabas hospice, which provides end of life care and support in Lincolnshire, is offering to collect your old tree in return for a donation.

All you need to do is register your tree online here, where you can also check to see if there’s a collection in your area. Registrations bust be completed by January 6.

Collections will be made on Saturday, January 12.

All the money raised goes directly towards the care and support of over 10,500 patients and their families across lincolnshire.

Last year, the charity recycled 1,500 trees and raised £10,000 for families living with life-limiting and terminal illness.

Amelia Mochan, events fundraiser for St Barnabas said previously: “Our tree-cycle is the easiest way to get rid of your Christmas tree after the festivities are over and every donation made will make a real difference to the care and services we offer across the county.

“It certainly is the greenest and most charitable way to clean up after Christmas.”