Christmas Tree Collections

Leave the effort of getting rid of your Christmas tree to us!

We all ‘joyfully’ choose our Christmas tree and transport it home ready to dress for the festive period. However, after 12th night when its needles are dropping, the thought of taking it to the household recycling centre or chopping it up to fit into your bin is less appealing.

Wow! We more than doubled last year’s fundraising total for our annual Christmas tree collection raising £27,261.51. Volunteers collected over 2,360 trees in 2019, across nine postcodes in BaNES, Somerset and Wiltshire. The good news is for 2020, we will be expanding the project to cover even more postcodes! The Christmas tree collection has grown considerably since our first collection in January 2017, which raised £6,395.90.

Once again, we will be sending out teams of volunteers to collect your trees over the weekend of 10th, 11th and 12th January 2020 for a donation to the hospice. The trees will then be chipped and shredded and the chips recycled.

About this Collection
Please support your local hospice and help us to continue providing FREE palliative and end of life care to the community.

Here’s where your donation will make a difference in providing fund for vital patient care-

  • By donating £13.50 you could fund half an hour of vital nursing care
  • You could pay for a session of art therapy for a patient by donating £19
  • By donating £30 you could pay for an hours’ time of a Nurse working on our Inpatient Unit
  • Your donation of £63 could pay for a Hospice at Home Carer’s bag.

Our volunteers will be collecting in the following thirteen postcodes:

BA1       BA2            BA3               BA4                 BA11              BA12            BA13               BA14                 BA15                SN12              SN13          SN14              SN15

Collections will take place between Friday 10th January and Sunday 12th January 2020. Please ensure your tree is outside your house by 8am on Friday 10th January to ensure a speedy collection and clearly marked ‘Dorothy House pick up’.

How you can sign up you tree:
Visit the Justhelping website:

  • Check that your postcode is covered by our collection
  • Select you donation amount
  • Follow the online instructions about where to leave your tree

We are always on the lookout for people that would like to support either by providing a collection vehicle or by lending a hand to collect the trees.

Please note we do not receive money for the chippings of your tree.

We have a limited capacity for the number of trees we can collect, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Registration closes at 12pm on Tuesday 7 January 2020.

For further information or to volunteer please get in touch:
steph.cox@dorothyhouse-hospice.org.uk or 01225 721 480

Pictures from previous collections