Recycle your Christmas tree and raise money for two local hospices

Authored by Mary
Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 12:58

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is partnering with St Margaret’s Hospice Care to offer a Christmas tree recycling service for households across Somerset.  

Last Christmas, ‘treecyclers’ raised almost £8,000 for CHSW, which runs the Little Bridge House children’s hospice in North Devon, as well as Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Harbour in St Austell. This year, it is collecting real trees in even more locations in return for a donation.

Donations for trees collected in Taunton area (TA1, TA2 and TA3) will be split between CHSW and St Margaret’s Hospice, who provides care for those with a life limiting illness, across Somerset.

Volunteers from Biffa will be collecting trees between 10-17 January, and the last booking date is Thursday 4 January 2024.

CHSW area fundraiser Henrietta Olsson said: “This is such an easy, green and charitable way to recycle your Christmas tree, while helping to provide vital care and support to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

“The money raised from collecting and recycling trees will help make a huge difference for people at their most difficult times, so don’t wait – book your collection in today!! 

“We’d like to say a huge thank-you to Biffa, who are generously donating their time and vehicles to help us collect the Christmas trees – we are very grateful for their support. We are looking forward to working together with St Margarets Hospice again this year and raising vital funds for 2 local charities who do such vital work here in the South West.”

Busy elves from St Margaret’s Hospice will also be out collecting trees from kerbsides across the county on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January and are on the search for volunteers to join their collection team.

Kerry Baillie, Community Partnerships Manager at St Margaret’s Hospice said: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Children’s Hospice South West again this year to collect trees across the county. This amazing initiative is a wonderful way to make a difference in your local community and raise money to help us continue to support patients and their families through one of the most difficult times in their lives. So don’t miss out on your chance to get involved and book your collection today by visiting !

“If you don’t have a real tree to recycle but you want to do something to support your local hospice you can join our Christmas Tree Collection Crew to help ensure this countywide operation runs smoothly. There are lots of volunteering roles available from collecting trees to co-ordinating our drop off sites so if you can spare a few hours to help out please visit our”

To book a Christmas tree collection with Children’s Hospice South West visi