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Hospice launches Christmas tree campaign

Minchinhampton based Longfield Hospice has launched it's annual Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign.

For a donation, local volunteers will pick up your tree at the end of the festive season and take it to be recycled.

Last year's campaign was a hit with more than 2,500 households across Stroud District, Cirencester and Gloucester taking part. The campaign raised £26,000 which provided 433 hours of specialist care for local people with life-limiting illnesses, as well as support for their families.

Claire Ellis from Longfield Hospice manages the campaign. She said: "Last year, the local community did us proud, with volunteers and local businesses taking to the roads of Gloucestershire to collect and recycle the trees.

"This year, we need your help again. All money raised will help us provide end-of-life care in patients' own homes and relieve pressure on the NHS by freeing up hospital beds."

The hospice is looking for 40 volunteers with vans to collect Christmas trees from Sunday 10th January to Tuesday 12th January 2021.

Businesses: Can your volunteer the use of vans and staff teams to collect the trees?

Individuals: Are you a local person with a van who can get involved?

To volunteer, please contact the fundraising team on 01483 886 868 or email Claire.ellis@longfield.org.uk

Book your tree collection now. Slots are open and going fast! Visit www.just-helping.org.uk/register-tree and donate as much as you can.

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