If you are planning to buy a real Christmas tree this year, but you’re unsure what to do with it when it’s time to take the decorations down, St Helena Hospice can help.

Working in partnership with Colchester Borough Council the fundraising team is again offering a recycling service for supporters with real Christmas trees. On Saturday January 6th a team of volunteers will collect trees from homes in postcode areas CO1 to CO9 for a suggested donation of £7.50 a tree.

This year the scheme will also include CO13, thanks to support from Parkers Garden Company, Frinton.

Sarah Wilson, Corporate Relationships Manager said: “We’re really pleased to have the support from Colchester Borough Council again this year to provide the collection. We are also thankful to Parkers Garden Company in Frinton for supporting the collection in the CO13 area.

“The help from Parkers means we are able to collect in a wider area, offering the service to more of our supporters. Last year we raised an incredible £12,000 and we hope to raise even more this year. The Collection relies solely on volunteers and van owners to support the collection itself.”

To register for the collection please visit sthelenahospice.org.uk/treecollect18 or call the fundraising team on 01206 931468. Anyone able to provide a van, or help with collecting trees on January 6th should use the same number or email ldeed@sthelenahospice.org.uk or swilson@sthelenahospice.org.uk.