The 2017 Christmas Tree Collection was another successful year. We collected over 7,000 trees from over 2000 roads across an area of 250 sq. miles in Cheshire East, together with over £90,000. We hope the final figure will be over £110,000 once all monies from donations, Gift Aid and sponsorship have been collected.
For the past 17 years the Christmas Tree Collection volunteers have raised funds for our Hospice and this year the cumulative net total given has passed a massive £750,000.
Thank you to all the generous supporters whose donations made this worthwhile and to the fantastic volunteers whose hard work made this possible.
We believe we are the world's biggest Christmas Tree Collection and the biggest volunteer led recycling scheme. Please let us know if you think otherwise.
We are proud to announce that we have been honoured with the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups. More details.
In January 2016 the 16th annual Christmas Tree Collection for East Cheshire Hospice raised over £102,000 to help meet its fund-raising need for £7,500 per day for running costs. This broke the previous record of £91,000.
This made a total of over £679,000 donated to the Hospice by supporters of the Christmas Tree Collection since 2001. These figures represent the amount going to the Hospice after expenses.
Over 6,800 individual collections were made using 37 vans and support from over 130 volunteers each day and over 69 tonnes of Christmas Trees were responsibly recycled. Thank you again to those who supported the 2016 collection.
The 2017 collection will take place on and . We hope to increase the amount donated to the Hospice.
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You can find out more details of what we do.
Here is information on the history of the Collection.
Also, there is information about the Hospice.