A ‘treemendous’ weekend has raised vital funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.
More than 1200 real Christmas trees were collected in the Black Country and surrounding area in exchange for a donation to the Hospice. in turn, this raised more than £17,000!
Secondly, the event covered 10 postcodes in the local area, with supporters leaving their real Christmas trees outside of their property. We were out and about with volunteers all weekend collecting the trees.
Tree Surgeons were on site at the Hospice over the weekend and Trees were also taken to Hagley Christmas Trees in Broome to be chipped and recycled. The event was carried out ensuring that all staff and volunteers were working under Covid-secure conditions. Following advice from West Midlands Police and local authorities, we were reassured that the event could be carried out safely.
Hospice Volunteers praised the event saying:
“Having been a volunteer today, I would like to say a huge thank you for your planning and organisation. My round today ran seamlessly, you were on the end of the phone if I needed any help. All PPE was provided and even some snacks! Lastly, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing and think the Fundraising team deserve a massive well done!”
Volunteer collectors worked tirelessly over the weekend collecting Christmas Trees from all over the Borough. Combine this with the incredible support from the local community and this Treecycle became the most successful that the Hospice has organised.
Mary Stevens Hospice will be running the event again in January 2022. Keep an eye on our website and social media for booking information.