Biggest year for Prince of Wales Hospice as Christmas tree collection brings in more than 400 trees

The Prince of Wales Hospice have finished their yearly Christmas tree collection, which sees Hospice volunteers collecting and disposing of real trees from households in the district.

By Olivia Hale
Thursday, 16th January 2020, 10:43 am
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 10:50 am

The Hospice said that if they collected around 500 trees with an optional £15 donation.

They have raised enough money to run the Hospice for a whole morning.

This year's Christmas tree collection has been the organisation's biggest yet, collecting 433 trees and raising over £4,500.

Sign up to our daily Wakefield Express Today newsletter

This year's Christmas Tree collection has been the organisation's biggest yet, collecting 433 trees and raising more than 4,500.

The hospice have collected 443 over christmas in their annual tree collection and it was their biggest collection yet

A statement released by the Hospice said: “We have collected an incredible 433 real Christmas trees over the last few days, and would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who donated to the Hospice to collect their tree.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our amazing volunteers who gave up their time to assist with our collection.

The Hospice are still counting their donations.

Rebecca Taylor, Community Fundraising Officer at the Hospice said: “We are thrilled at the success of this year’s Christmas tree collection which has seen us collect even more trees than ever before!

“We are in the process of adding up how much the scheme has raised, so far it is over £4,500 which is incredible!

“We would like to thank all our volunteers who helped make the collections possible and of course, the generous people in our community for choosing to recycle their tree with us, to raise vital funds to support Hospice care.”