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Strathcarron Hospice have partnered up with UK charity JustHelping and local businesses including Torwood Garden Centre and Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC to launch a Christmas Tree collection fundraiser.

 We are the first Scottish charity to take part in this initiative and are set to receive a donation for every real tree collected from a home address and then recycled.

This community eco partnership will not only ensure you are supporting local business and Hospice, it will relieve the New Year headache of getting your wilting Christmas Tree picked up. A true circular economic solution that will benefit not only the environment, but ensures that Strathcarron Hospice will receive vital funding for 2024.

Claire Kennedy, Corporate Fundraiser, Strathcarron Hospice said:

“This is a new and exciting campaign that we are adding to our festive fundraising calendar and one which we hope will reach new and existing supporters across Forth Valley, Cumbernauld & Kilsyth. With the support of local businesses and volunteers, we hope to offer local people this service and take the hassle out of disposing of their real trees after Christmas whilst raising vital funds for your local Hospice. 

We would be very happy to hear from any businesses who can support the campaign – particularly those with access to vans – and hope this will offer businesses a good opportunity for their staff to help raise hundreds of pounds for their local Hospice as well as having a positive impact on the local environment”.

 Working between Torwood Garden Centre and Sustainable Thinking Scotland’s base in Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, local Strathcarron Hospice volunteers will be collecting trees from home addresses across Forth Valley, Cumbernauld & Kilsyth on 11th and 12th January 2024 and you can book your collection online.

Jamie Stevenson Torwood Garden Centre, Claire Kennedy Corporate Fundraiser, Mandy Malcomson Lead Nurse, Laura Neill Creative Arts Facilitator, Carol Wyse Staff Nurse, Jackie Johnston Fundraising Manager, Sean Kerr Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC