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A tree-mendous way to keep the Festive spirit alive and raise thousands for Gloucestershire charity

Christmas is now just a memory, but the time for giving is not completely over and done with just yet.

With just a few days left until the 12th night and the decorations coming down, thoughts turn to what to do with the no-longer-required Christmas Tree.

Well help is at hand thanks to the volunteers from Longfield Community Hospice Care, who will be travelling across the county to pick up trees.

Volunteers will be travelling across Gloucestershire from January 9 to January 13 picking up trees for the cost of a donation to the charity.

Registrations to have your tree collected close on Sunday, January 5 at midday.

Last year, the charity collected a staggering 2,500 trees, raising £24,000 in the process - totals that they are hoping to smash in 2020.

However, they need a bit of extra help from the good folk of Gloucestershire and are advertising for volunteers to help with the collection.

They are especially in need of volunteers over the weekend from Saturday, January 11 through to Monday, January 13.

Typically each van is made of a crew of either two or three people and Longfield are hoping that the businesses and people of Gloucestershire do their bit for the cause.

• They need people/businesses to donate the use of vans to collect the Christmas Trees

• They need volunteers to drive the vans

• They need volunteers to accompany a driver and collect the trees.

Each volunteer will be briefed, given a route and provided with bacon rolls and coffee before they set off with a packed lunch, which will also be provided.

For more information, or to volunteer visit www.longfield.org.uk/Event/christmas-tree 

To arrange for your tree to be collected, register by midday on Sunday at www.charityxmastreecollection.com 

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