Farleigh Hospice would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling scheme on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January.

Over 2,800 trees were collected from across mid Essex, raising a staggering £26,000 for Farleigh Hospice. However none of this would have been possible without the help of local businesses and our fantastic volunteers who gave up their weekend, collecting, chipping and processing the trees.

Debbie de Boltz, Fundraising Manager for Farleigh Hospice said: “I can’t thank everybody enough for their support and for helping us raise so much money for Farleigh. This is our fifth successful year, we started with just under 400 trees and we are now collecting 2,800! I would like to say a special thank you to the 100 volunteers who so willingly gave up their time. Thanks to you we can help people to live as actively as possible from the point of diagnosis to the end of their lives, by providing physical and emotional care, free of charge.  We can also continue to support people in their own homes and provide bereavement services to anyone who needs them within our community.”

The chippings from the recycled trees will be used as a source of renewable energy and as path material in our community's local parks.