Christmas trees in Harpenden can be recycled for charity
PUBLISHED: 09:30 21 December 2018
Residents are being offered Christmas tree collection in exchange for a donation to charity.
St Albans and Harpenden Lions clubs are supporting teams of volunteers from The Hospice of St Francis, who will turn the festive trees they collect into biofertiliser for farms in the area.
Donations are being requested in return for the collection and the hospice will be donating ten per cent of the profits back to projects that benefit residents of Harpenden and St Albans .
Head of community fundraising at the hospice, Lucy Hume, said: “We’re extremely grateful to the Lions of Harpenden and St Albans for supporting us with this initiative.”
The Hospice of St Francis is aiming to raise over £7,000 by collecting 700 trees. Last year, they raised over £4,500 from the initiative.
Trees can be left outside for collection between January 6 and 7 throughout postcodes AL1, AL2, AL3, AL4 and AL5.
Register by January 3 at www.stfrancis.org.uk/treecollection