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Rotarians to repeat hospice Christmas tree collection
2:23pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in News
MEMBERS of Darlington Rotary Club have pledged to support a charity’s annual Christmas tree collection service for the third year running.
The service offers a hassle-free, environmentally-friendly option to recycle your Christmas tree after the festive season, and helps to raise money for St Teresa’s Hospice.
Collection will take place on Saturday (January 5).
Last Christmas, Darlington Rotary Club helped St Teresa’s Hospice collect almost 350 Christmas trees during a single afternoon, raising more than £2,000.
Organiser David Hayward said: “Rotary has more than 30 enthusiastic volunteers standing by to collect any size of Christmas tree Darlington residents need taking away.
“Community service is central to our aims and we are delighted to help such a valuable organisation as our local hospice.”
Determined to improve even further upon last year’s success, many Rotarians will donate their own vans and equipment to aid the collection.
Hospice Director Jane Bradshaw said: “Last year’s Christmas tree collection was a runaway success, thanks to the members of Darlington Rotary Club, who donated their time, effort, vehicles and expertise to assist the hospice.
“The message is simple: Let us take the hassle out of your Christmas clear-up, in an environmentally friendly way, which helps your local hospice.”
To book your tree for collection, call St Teresa’s Hospice on 01325-254321.