We're back for 2024!

In partnership with JustHelping, we’ll be collecting trees for our annual Christmas tree collection from Friday 12 January until Sunday 14 January in the following postcodes:

BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4, BA11, BA12, BA13, BA14, BA15, SN11, SN12, SN13, SN14, SN15, SN16 and BS31.

Registrations close on Sunday 7 January at midnight. We cannot take further registrations after this date.

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We've raised over £274,000 in 7 years of collecting!

The Dorothy House Christmas Tree Collection has been running since 2017 and 2024 will mark 8 years of Christmas tree collecting! In the last 7 years, we have raised an astonishing £274,000 for the Hospice.

…and our 2023 Christmas Tree Collection was a huge success!

Take a sneak peek of last year’s collection here.

In 2023...

was raised from your generous donations

trees were collected from homes across Bath and Wiltshire

fantastic volunteers supported the collections

Instructions for your tree collection

As we are unable to specify a collection date or time, we ask that you ensure your tree is left in a clearly visible, accessible and unobstructed location outside your property by 8am on Friday 12 January 2024.

Our volunteers are unable, under any circumstance, to enter your property (e.g house, shed, back garden). If we cannot see your tree, we will leave a calling card to let you know we have visited. If you are wishing to have a tree larger than 6ft collected, please ensure you state this upon registration. If you have more than one tree to be collected, we ask that your donation reflects this.

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How your donation helps

A donation of £19

Could fund an hour long visit by
a Clinical Support Assistant to a patient’s home, to offer basic support, therapeutic care and guidance around making decisions at the very end of their life.

A donation of £32

Could fund an hour-long session with one of our specialist Physiotherapists, using exercise and rehabilitation therapy to improve mobility and manage symptoms such as fatigue, pain and breathlessness.

A donation of £75

Could fund an expert counsellor to
run a support group session for young adults with a life-limiting illness, helping them feel less alone.

Wessex Water volunteer support

Will Willoughby from Wessex Water shared with us:

‘‘Having taken part in the tree collection for a number of years now it has become a regular event in the calendar. Not only is it good fun getting out and about meeting plenty of inquisitive members of the public, but it gives a great sense of pride that we can do something quite small, in the grand scheme of things, which in the end has a hugely positive impact. Word is quickly getting round and we are having people trying to sign up to next year already’’.

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What are the benefits of my tree being collected?

No queuing at the tip!

You get your tree picked up and avoid pine needles in the car, time queuing at the tip and fuel costs.

Your tree is responsibly recycled

Your tree is responsibly recycled, saving tons of carbon from our atmosphere! Fun fact: A 2 metre real Christmas tree with no roots has a carbon footprint of 16kg CO2e if it ends up in landfill. We collected over 5,130 trees in January 2023…that’s a lot of carbon reduction!

Positive environmental impact

Most of our trees are chipped into mulch and shared around the community, which often supresses weeds and reduces in the need for weed killer.

Your donation supports our care delivery

Your donation will support our service delivery, helping us to provide outstanding palliative and end of life care in the community. Your support means we can continue to support patients and families who need us most.

Supporting agricultural spaces and parks across the community

We have partnered with several wood chipping companies who are donating their equipment and time to chip the trees. Wood chippings are used over agricultural spaces, gardens and public parks across our wonderful community. Some trees get used as shelter and layering for farming animals too.

Collected by volunteers!

You tree is collected by volunteers, who have given up their time and vehicles to enable the collection to go ahead. They are amazing and we couldn’t do it without them!

Buy your Christmas tree from our local partner

One of our amazing Christmas tree collectors has started a new venture selling and delivering sustainably grown Christmas trees in Wiltshire and Somerset. For every tree sold, they will donate £5 back to the Hospice! We think that’s a pretty special partnership.

Please head to ‘Wiltshire Christmas Trees‘ website below to find out the postcodes they deliver to.

The Christmas Tree Collection recycling scheme would not be possible without the kind support from these wonderful businesses:

Wessex Water, Steve Vick International, E & H Drylining, Raceahead Services, Mills Engineering, Brett Hardy Landscapes, Broughton Transport, Mr Sparkles, SSE, Hartley ARB, Welton Bibby & Baron, The Holy Cow, Avonfield Kitchen, The Nursery, Allington Farm Shop, Moonraker Beds, Willmotts Transport Ltd, Whiterow Farm Shop, Frome Rugby Club, Bradford on Avon Rotary, Corsham Patio and Fencing, Greenhill Tree Care, Pearns Tree Services, Geoghegan Builders, Western Skip Hire, Avon Valley Gardens, Lackham Agricultural College, Go Self Drive, Cumberwell Park, Willo’s Fencing, The Sweeping Company, Islington Motor Group, Wessex Rural Crafts, ASE Couriers, Inspired Joinery, Floorings Frome, Bath ASU, Avonmove, Autoguide, Monarch Joinery, Rotork, Amazon, SK Conservation, Phoenix Chimney Services and Asda Frome.