‘Treecycling’ scheme raises over £10,000 for local charities

Ward, the Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, has helped to raise over £10,000 for two local hospices following its fourth ‘Treecycling’ scheme.

Over 600 Christmas trees were collected from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and recycled as part of the annual recycling initiative, which asked for donations to Treetops and Ashgate Hospices in return for the tree collections.

Both hospices provide respite and end of life care for local people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. They also support carers and families, with all services provided free of charge.

The majority of funds needed to keep both facilities running come from charitable donations and fundraising events.

Laura McWha, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Treetops, said: “Treecycling has grown in popularity every year. This is the fourth year of the scheme and each year the number of trees collected and the donations we receive goes up.

“We’ve been able to expand the postcode areas where we’re collecting, as once again we’ve had amazing support from Ward who recycled the trees at their depots.”

Kevin Deller, National Business Development Manager at Ward said: “The work that both of these hospices do to support local people is incredible.

“We’re so pleased with the success of Treecycling and are extremely proud of the part we play in helping such worthwhile causes. We’re looking forward to seeing the scheme go from strength to strength over the coming years, ensuring that more people are made aware of the excellent job these two hospices do for the local community as well as increasing recycling levels.”