Tree recycling volunteers in Canterbury –

Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury is thanking everyone in the district who chose to have their real Christmas tree recycled through the charity collection.

The total raised in donations for the patch was over £19,000 which is more than double the amount raised last year.

In total, just over 1,000 trees were collected from the streets of the district by the Pilgrims Hospice team.

Across the three districts that took part, Thanet and Ashford, £57,000 was raised for local hospice care.

Fundraising Manager Kate Duddell said: “We can only provide the tree recycling service to the local community with the invaluable support of our much-loved and dedicated volunteers who donate their time, vehicles and services for local hospice care. We just couldn’t do it without them and think you are all amazing!

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who registered their tree for collection. Each and every donation makes a difference to the £11 million we have to fundraise each year in order to keep our services running.”

By Ed

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