A Recycle your Christmas Tree service not only saved people time and hassle last weekend, but also raised £4,000 for the Rainbow Hub, in Mawdesley, to support children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities.
A team of volunteer collectors and vans collected trees from the areas surrounding Rainbow Hub including Ormskirk, Chorley, Horwich, Blackrod, Shevington, Hesketh Bank, Tarleton, Burscough, Croston, Longton, Leyland, Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge for a donation of £10 per tree.
Kat Nelson, Head of Fundraising, Rainbow Hub, said: “This is our third year organising this event and we are pleased to be able to offer a service to our local community whilst raising funds at the same time.
“We had to do a lot of planning to comply with Covid-19 rules but we are delighted that it was such a big success. We are very grateful for a fantastic group of volunteers and the support of Cleaner Gardens Ltd, Brysdales, Access4Lofts Blackpool and Liverpool North, Eccleston Plastering Services Ltd, Hughes and Son Complete Property Maintenance, Ormskirk Clock Tower Rotary Club, Tree Barn at Blackrod, Babcock International, John Cooper Recycling Services and Jambo Property Services. Without their help, especially at this difficult time, it would not have been possible.
“We would also like to thank everyone who shared and promoted this event and those who donated their trees to be collected by us.
“As we receive no statutory funding and the pandemic has had a devastating effect on our events, every penny counts and helps us continue to provide and expand our services. Raising £4,000 is a fantastic start to the year!”