Tree recycling campaign nets vital funds for hospice

Generous supporters and hardworking volunteers have raised thousands of pounds through the John Taylor Hospice tree recycling scheme.

The annual fundraising campaign offers a January Christmas tree collection and recycling service in return for a donation to the hospice.

This year over 300 people pre-booked their collections – together raising over £2,500 to support people living with a terminal illness and their families.

“We’re thrilled to have completed our second year of Christmas tree recycling,” said Community and Events Fundraising Manager Emily Boate. “As a charity we’re delighted to be able to offer such a valuable service to our community whilst also raising vital funds for hospice care. We’re already looking forward to growing our collection areas and numbers in 2020.

“Our weekend of collections would not have been possible without the support of our amazing volunteers who gave up their time to collect hundreds of trees so we really can’t thank them enough. Thank you also to everyone who booked their collections with us and made such generous donations.”

The Fundraising Team would welcome any feedback about the campaign and can be reached by phone on 0121 728 6739 or by email at [email protected]

Thank you to the following volunteers and supporters:

  • Mitie
  • Amey
  • Liam Harper
  • DHL
  • Anthony and Carl from On-Point Logistics
  • Crown Highways
  • The Loft Men
  • Sabrina Bahia and Family
  • Sunny and Gurpreet from Flora Motor Hire Ltd
  • League of Friends of John Taylor Hospice

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What our patients think

“I’d have really struggled without them”

“They’ve been ever so good to me and that’s why I wanted to fundraise and do something to help just like they’ve helped me.”

Philomena Sharpe

“The impact they had will never be forgotten”

“The community nurses were so helpful and they’re lovely people. They put my mind at rest and it’s such a comfort to know you’re not on your own.”

Jackie Day

“An angel sent into my life”

“I can’t thank Angie (patient and family support worker) enough for everything she’s done for us. She’s so reliable and professional – a wonderful person. She took away all these worries and was there for me in my time of need.”

Patricia Smith-Evans

“I’ve really enjoyed it”

“The FAB Programme has helped me to get fitter and my walking is better. Everyone is really nice at the hospice, they’re friendly and they’re good company. I’d recommend it to anyone who is in a similar situation to me.”

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