We are so thrilled and honoured to have taken part in such a successful tree-cycling campaign this year for our local Sue Ryder Hospice!

Our green scheme which took place earlier this month, for the palliative, neurological, and bereavement support charity, Sue Ryder, which operates Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough saw volunteers, collect real Christmas trees direct from people’s front garden or driveway in return for a donation. The collected trees were then chipped and recycled by Nene Valley Tree Services Ltd, as mulch, with some being taken back to the hospice’s gardens. This meant that residents who chose to Tree-cycle were not only helping to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder, but also helping to reduce landfill. 

Helen Kingston, community fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to the local community for supporting our Christmas Treecycle scheme this year. It can be difficult to know what to do with your real tree once the festivities are over, but by recycling with us and making kind donations, you have helped to reduce landfill and raise vital funds so that we can continue to be there for families when it matters.

We here at NVTS HQ, are so pleased to announce that this year we have locally raised, over (drum roll please…)

£13, 156 in the Peterborough and Oundle area!

Andy, Toby and Lucy Stone from Nene Valley Tree Services Ltd helping to collect trees.
Members of Safe Local Trades, and Nene Valley Tree Services and Friends, on the final day of chipping at Thorpe Hall.

A total of 906 trees were collected and over 50 people volunteered their time to the cause.

A humungous thanks from us, to everyone who donated – AND also to a very long list of wonderful kind and brilliant helpers as follows:

Safe Local Trades

The Barn Garden Centre Oundle

Hart Vehicle Logistics

Oundle Van Man

Fotheringhay Christmas Trees

Jon Howe from J.H Roofing

James Francis from Oundle home maintenance and carpentry

Richard Bream

Williams Tree Services

Special thanks also to Safe Local Trades members who volunteered – Steve Bedford of Drylining Services, Daniel Harrington of Be Home Smart, Derren Mcpartlin of DMC Plastering, Owen McManus of Fen Pest, Jamie Williams of JW Electrical, Neil Hoskin of Fence Connection, Jeremy Plant of Elite Exteriors

And our corporate partners involved too are:

Perkins Engines Company Limited,
DPD and
RSA Insurance Group!

DPD doing wayyyy more than delivering your Christmas presents!!
Dan and crew from Be Home Smart
Our very own Andy Stone collecting his first tree for 2023!
So many furry friends came to help the campaign also!
Pictured here from left to right: Ewan McCormack, Nene Valley Tree Services, Phil Wren Hart, from Hart Vehicle Logistics, Dave Ellis from Oundle Van Man, Andy Stone and Lucy Stone from Nene Valley Tree Services.
Fotheringhay Christmas Trees Tommy and Bill add more trees to the pile!
Oundle Van man played their part in collecting trees around the Oundle area for the campaign!
The legendary Ket from JH Roofing does his bit for Sue Ryder, Collecting trees around PE8 postcode.
The wonderfully skilled Phil from Hart Vehicle Logistics went over and above this year, not only collecting trees but also helping us with the chipping too!