Our Cambridgeshire recycling scheme is a tree-mendous way to support EACH this Christmas

It’s a well-known saying that money doesn’t grow on trees.

However, there is a way you can help raise vital funds for charity by taking advantage of an environmentally-friendly tree collection service this Christmas.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), in conjunction with Just Helping, is offering to collect and recycle your tree and will be calling at homes in Cambridgeshire.

All you have to do is make a voluntary donation to EACH, which cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and has a hospice at Milton, just outside Cambridge.

Volunteers will be collecting from households with the following postcodes – PE19, PE27, PE28, PE29, CB6, CB7 – during the first fortnight of January.

Your collection date with depend on your postcode and you will find more information when you register.

EACH Community Fundraising Manager Tina Burdett said: “This has been a very successful scheme in the past and hopefully many people will take advantage again this Christmas.

“After all the fun, buzz and anticipation of the festive period, it’s always a horrible job getting rid of your tree in January.

“It’s past its best and seems to lose a bit of meaning when the festivities are over and decorations are down.

“By signing up for our recycling scheme, it’s one less thing to worry about and saves the hassle.

“It saves a job and is a great way for us to raise funds, to ensure we can keep providing vital care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

“We rely on the support of communities across the county and the rest of the region and this is a way to save yourself a job while also doing a good deed and helping EACH.

“It will also help raise awareness of our charity and the work we do.”

To ensure your tree is picked up, head here to arrange your collection.

Registration is now open and closes shortly after New Year.

All anyone taking advantage of the scheme will be required to do is leave their tree outside for volunteers to collect on their allotted collection date.

EACH is also currently looking for volunteers to help on the day.

Tina added: “We need volunteers to help with our collection so whether you have a van we can use, can drive a van or simply want to buddy up to collect trees get in touch.

“If you live in one of the postcode areas we cover, you can also help us spread the word by distributing leaflets in your area. This can take place anytime between 1st and 31st December.

“If you can help with our collection or have any questions, please get in touch via community@each.org.uk”

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Notes to Editors

“To need to use a children’s hospice is every parent’s worst nightmare, however, when you get there it’s the most beautiful place imaginable. It’s a lifeline to parents going through the worst possible journey and enables families to find the support that they need.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call our Cambridgeshire fundraisers on 01223 204916.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk

www.twitter.com/EACH_hospices

www.facebook.com/EACHhospices

www.instagram.com/eachhospices

www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices

 

For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

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