January 6, 2020 10.08 am This story is over 23 months old

Last chance to tree-cycle your Christmas tree with Lincoln charity

Bookings close first thing on Tuesday

As the dust settles on the festive season, it is now the last day to go green and recycle your Christmas tree with St Barnabas Hospice.

Making donations will allow the hospice, which started tree-cycle in 2015, to send its elves to come and pick up any Christmas trees to be recycled.

The charity is asking for a suggested donation of £10 per tree to help them be disposed of in the most environmentally conscious way. The recycled trees are turned into wood clippings that can be used for things such as biomass boilers, which heat many Lincolnshire homes.

Trees must be registered by January 6 and the charity will be picking them up from January 11 onwards, so it needs put outside ready for collection the day before.

Bookings will be closed first thing in the morning on Tuesday, January 7 – click here to make a booking.

The donations will also help the charity raise funds to continue caring and supporting people across Lincolnshire that are living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. The donations are currently just short of raising £20,000, which is already £7,000 more than last year.

St Barnabas Hospice will be collecting from these areas: Lincoln, Gainsborough, Grantham, Sleaford, Boston, Holbeach, Stamford, Bourne, Woodhall Spa and Market Deeping.

Melissa Gaffney, Event Fundraiser, said: “Our Tree-cycle first took place in 2015, where we collected 148 trees and raised £740 for the hospice.

“Five years down the line, we are about to hit £20,000 with our tree-cycle, an incredible growth in support! There’s only one day left to book your Christmas trees to be recycled by our hospice and it would be amazing if you could help us hit that £20,000.”

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