We are once again running our popular Christmas Treecycling service in January 2024, in partnership with Sue Ryder, Safe Local Trades, and DHL.

The green initiative will see people able to sign up and have their Christmas tree collected
from their homes between Saturday 6th and Tuesday 9th of January 2024. It will cover those
who live in the PE1, PE2, PE3, PE4, PE5, PE6 7, PE7, PE8, & PE9 postcodes.  

An online donation is welcomed in return, which will help Sue Ryder, which runs Sue Ryder
Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough, to continue to offer its care and support to people
with life-limiting conditions and their loved ones, because as their new strapline says ” no one should face death or grief alone”.

Not only will it raise vital funds, but Treecycling offers a green solution to the problem of
what to do with your tree after the Christmas festivities have ended as chipping your tree dramatically lowers the carbon footprint of Christmas!

The chippings will then be donated to local deserving sites such as the grounds of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, local farms and some to Nene Park, both reducing landfill and supporting local businesses too.

Did you know?

According to the Carbon Trust, “Having your Christmas tree chipped to spread, will significantly reduce the carbon footprint by up to 80%” That’s an impressive figure and is the key reason we are so passionate about this campaign, and willing to give our services for free, for days on end, to chip hundreds of trees!

We here at Nene Valley Tree Services have been supporting Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice
through Christmas Treecycling since 2018. Since then, the scheme has grown and raised
more than £21,200+ for families needing care.

Lucy from NVTS said: “We recently visited local Christmas tree sellers, and learnt that they have almost sold out of real trees this year – which is fantastic and reflected in numbers of bookings that we’ve already had – numbers are up on last year already- and places are limited, so don’t leave it too long to book your real tree in for collection!”

From left to right: Eileen Le Voi, Safe Local Trades, Melissa Gray, Sue Ryder, Bill and Jenny Martin, Fotheringhay Christmas Trees,
Lucy Stone, Nene Valley Tree Services Ltd, and Cheyenne Smith, Sue Ryder.
From Left to right: Eileen Le Voi, Safe Local Trades, Melissa Gray, Sue Ryder, Lucy Stone, Nene Valley Tree Services Ltd, Paul, Manager of the Barn Garden Centre, and Cheyenne Smith, Sue Ryder.
From left to right: Melissa Gray, Sue Ryder, Eileen Le Voi, Safe Local Trades, Adam from Bosworths Garden Centre, Cheyenne Smith, Sue Ryder., and Lucy Stone, Nene Valley Tree Services Ltd.

Andrew from Nene Valley Tree Services said: “We are pleased to announce we are
preparing to offer the Treecycling project once again for Sue Ryder. Christmas trees that have
served their purpose can often end up in people’s back gardens for months after the festive
season is over – this is a green and practical solution which also raises vital funds for charity.
Last year, we managed to raise over £13,156 for the charity thanks to all our wonderful
customers, and some help from good friends and fellow business owners – including some
from Safe Local Trades. We are determined to help make Treecycling in January 2024 bigger
and better than ever before – make sure you don’t go anywhere else for your Christmas tree
chipping, and help to reduce the carbon footprint of Christmas!”

Last years certificate from Sue Ryder, showing our total of £13,156 raised in 2023!

Still Seeking more volunteers…

Melissa Gray, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, added: “Each
Treecyling donation will help to ensure our charity can continue to be there when it matters as no one should have to face death or grief alone. We are still seeking volunteers too if anyone can help; Joining our Treecycling campaign as a volunteer isn’t just about recycling trees – it’s about making a direct impact on the environment and community. By contributing your time, you play a crucial role in reducing the 250 tonnes of Christmas tree waste sent to UK landfills annually. It’s a chance to be part of positive change, fostering sustainability and creating a greener future.”

You can find out more about Treecycling at https://www.sueryder.org/treepeterborough

Could you help? If you have a van, trailer, or horsebox
and could help collect trees, please get in touch with the fundraising team at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice on 01733 225 999 or thorpe.fundraising@sueryder.org

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