Hospice of­fers tree dis­posal ser­vice again

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Housing Report -

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.

Pic­ture: Sharon Burberry

Pil­grims Hospice’s scheme raised £8,500 last year

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