Hospice offers tree disposal service again
With the end of the festive season now in sight, a charity is calling on people to dispose of their trees properly.
As part of its Treecycling scheme, now in its second year, Ashford’s Pilgrims Hospice is asking residents of the borough to think of the environment when getting rid of used trees.
For a suggested minimum donation of £5, volunteers from the Hythe Road hospice will come and collect your tree for you on the weekend of January 11 and 12.
Regional fundraising manager Nigel Donkin said: “It is great to be able to offer this useful service back to those who support us.
“It was a lot of fun last year doing our collection run.
“The welcome we received from everyone we met was brilliant, and we’re looking forward to getting out there again.”
Last year’s Treecycling round resulted in the charity relieving 600 homes of their used trees, raising an impressive £8,500.
Treecycling is available in Ashford’s TN23 and TN24 postcode areas and Aldington, the Brabournes, Brook, Great Chart, Hothfield, Mersham, Smeeth, Shadoxhurst, Westwell and Wye.
Register online by visiting www. pilgrimshospices.org and clicking on the Treecycling banner, or ring 01233 504111. For trees over 10ft, please contact the hotline to make special arrangements.
Pilgrims Hospice’s scheme raised £8,500 last year