The Cransley Hospice Trust team of volunteers will be collecting and recycling real Christmas trees in January 2024 to raise vital funds to support Palliative and End of Life Care in North Northamptonshire.
This will be the third year that Cransley Hospice Trust has run the community tree recycling initiative, which aims to raise around £20,000 to support patients and families who need the specialist services.
This popular local campaign relies on a huge number of volunteers from the local community, from local businesses and community groups who give up their time to make the collection and recycling of the trees possible.
Residents and businesses in NN8, NN9, NN10, NN14, NN15, NN16, NN17, NN18, NN29 7, and surrounding villages who will be having a real Christmas tree this year, can sign up to have their tree collected by the Cransley Hospice Trust elves, from their front door on 12th – 14th January 2024.
10% of the final funds raised will be donated to Northants 4×4 Emergency Response which supports Cransley Hospice Trust and the volunteers with the tree recycle fundraiser.
The wood from each of the trees is chipped and used locally to support community projects; the chippings will be used to support Sywell Country Park and some of the trees will be given to Boughton House to be used on the Boughton Estate.
Louise Gurney, Community Fundraising and Event Development Manager at Cransley Hospice Trust said: “This event is always filled with so much positivity and passion. The volunteers who help us over the collection weekend bring something very special. I think it’s what we call the “Cransley Sparkle” to quote Rose, a nurse at the hospice. The event brings together so many different businesses, community groups and individuals, all with the goal of helping such an important local charity as well as the local environment and I guess when all of that comes together – the magic happens!”
Local Business Owner, Sam Cunningham said: “I loved volunteering for this event, we had a fab team of 3! Our driver Tim, (he got the easy job) and me & Natalie who collected the trees! We had a real laugh and it was great to be able to help!”
Cransley Hospice Trust are still on the look-out for volunteers to join the #CransleyCrew to help with the collection of the trees and welcome anyone, who has, or can drive a van, as well as anyone who can help with collecting the trees and bringing a little festive cheer to your door!
Anyone interested in volunteering or booking a collection should visit the website https://www.cransleyhospice.org.uk/event/treerecycle/ for more information or email the Cransley Hospice Trust Fundraising Team at email@example.com.