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Christmas tree recycling returning to Dorset

Fiona Hansford, Business Development Fundraiser at Weldmar with Tamzin Hyde from Trinity Street Christmas Trees, getting ready for Treecyle's return in January | Image: Weldmar Hospicecare <i>(Image: Image: Weldmar hospicecare)</i>
Fiona Hansford, Business Development Fundraiser at Weldmar with Tamzin Hyde from Trinity Street Christmas Trees, getting ready for Treecyle's return in January | Image: Weldmar Hospicecare (Image: Image: Weldmar hospicecare)

Weldmar Hospicecare is offering to collect and recycle Christmas trees after the festive season comes to an end in January.

As part of the Christmas Treecycle initiative, volunteers from Weldmar can collect Christmas trees, in return for a suggested minimum donation of £10 per tree.

Collections are now available to be booked between Saturday 7 and Monday 9 from areas all across Dorset

The initiative is once again being supported by Trinity Street Christmas Trees in Dorchester, which will be making the collections on Weldmar's behalf, alongside Weldmar volunteers, and helping to dispose of the trees in an eco-friendly manner.

Fiona Hansford, co-ordinator for the project, said: "It is great to be able to offer the Christmas Treecycle for the people of Dorset again, and every donation for every tree collected means that we can continue to provide specialist care for adults in Dorset living with a life limiting illness, and support for their loved ones."

Tamzin Hyde from Trinity Christmas Trees said: "As a local Dorset-based business it is great to not only be able to offer this service to the local community but also help raise vital funds for Weldmar.

"As a team we were able to collect over 900 trees during the last initiative, which raised more than £10,000 for the charity! This is a fantastic scheme we are extremely proud to be involved with."

Collections will be available from Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Beaminster, Blandford, Bridport, Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Gillingham areas.