Tree-mendous effort for our collection

A troupe of incredible volunteers braved the wind and rain to collect a record number of Christmas trees for recycling, raising vital funds for our charity during this year’s Annual Christmas Tree Collection.

The event over a wet January weekend saw 60 volunteers collect nearly 2,000 trees from homes across the Fylde coast.

The collection has raised more than £24,300 – the most ever raised through the event, which will be used to provide outstanding specialist care to people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

The trees were taken for recycling either at the tip in Bispham or to St Annes where they will form part of the sand dunes restoration project.

Once again, we are blown away by the generosity of our community. Our Christmas Tree collection continues to grow, with more trees collected and more money raised than ever before.

We really wouldn’t be able to put this event on without our incredible volunteers, who spend their weekend in all weathers driving across the Fylde coast to collect and cut up trees and take them to our local recycling centres.

The weather was particularly tough this year, but our volunteers kept on smiling and truly made this year’s collection the best ever.

A huge thank to you everyone who gave up their time to help, to all those who booked their collection with us, to Blackpool and Fylde councils and to our event sponsors, Ameon and Easthams Solicitors. You are all absolutely amazing.

It is only thanks to our supporters and the incredible people who help us to hold our events, like the Christmas Tree Collection, that we are able to reach everyone who needs specialist hospice care on the Fylde coast.