Organisers of an initiative to recycle real Christmas trees after the festive period are hoping to raise thousands of pounds to support the work of a local children’s charity.

The Claire House Christmas Tree Collection will allow local residents to recycle their tree in exchange for a donation to Claire House Children’s Hospice, which provides respite and care to children and young people from Chester and the surrounding areas, with life-limiting medical conditions.

The scheme is being run almost entirely by volunteers, including staff from firm construction firm Seddon, who are also donating the use of their vehicles for the collection.

Angella Rawsthorne, senior area fundraiser for Claire House, said; “No doubt you’ll soon be sick of hovering up pine needles, so the Claire House Christmas Tree Collection is the perfect remedy!

“This is a great new initiative to raise money for your local children’s hospice, as well as disposing of your tree responsibly. With lots of people behind the campaign, hopefully this could be the first tree collection of many for Claire House.”

Tree will be collected on the weekend of  January 10 and 11 from homes in and around Chester.

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