Hospice offering Xmas tree service

The retail team from St Michael’s Hospice will be offering a Christmas tree collection service, picking up trees from all over Hastings and Rother on the weekend of January 11 and 12, 2015.

For a small donation (minimum donation of £5 per tree is suggested) the team can collect your tree from your doorstep and take it away for recycling.

The trees will be donated to Port Lympne Reserve. Carole Thomas, communications and PR manager, said: “The recycled trees will have a very exciting new home at Port Lympne Reserve, where they will be used for building shelters for a variety of animals and as enrichment for the big cats, who love using the pre loved trees as scratching posts.”

Chris Jones, the hospice’s head of retail, said: “The retail team is looking forward to the New Year challenge of picking up tired Christmas trees from across Hastings and Rother. We are delighted to be working again this year with Port Lympne, what a fun and rewarding way to give your old tree a new lease of life.”

To sign up for the Christmas tree recycling scheme and make your donation visit www.stmichaelshospice.com/christmastrees or call 01424 728728.